The Light of Men
The tradition of Groundhog Day is based upon the notion that an early spring may be expected if the groundhog does not see his shadow. Consequently, if he did see his shadow, winter would be prolonged. Where there is ample light there is also minimal shadow. Where available light is cast but from a single direction, a shadow is cast as well. A day bright enough with light to minimize the groundhog’s shadow is said to be an indication of the annual renewal of life we know as spring. Light is not only associated with life in silly tradition. More importantly, spiritual light is associated with spiritual life. At the First of John’s Gospel, it is written that in Jesus was life, and the life was the light of men.
Written and Voiced by David Hayes Prophater