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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Black (10/15/09)

TITLE: Black Needs White
By Alwine Canning
10/21/09


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Where would our world be without black and white? Black needs white in order to reveal just how black it is and vice versa. Without the darkness of black would we ever be able to truly appreciate and whiteness of white? The dark of black is what makes the light of white so bright.

Add just one drop of black paint to a bucket full of bright white paint and you immediately have a greyer shade. Sin, missing the “bulls-eye” in my life, is like that one drop of paint in my “whiter than snow” soul that has been forgiven my God. Suddenly my daily living takes on a greyer shade. Clarity is lost.

Confessing the error of my ways has a way of pulling that drop of black paint back out of my bucket of white. I see it suspended, as if by magic, above my bucket of white, awaiting action. Will it drop back in? I know I am forgiven already by my Lord, and He is ready to blot it out with his blood-stained robes, to disappear in the brightness of His light forever.

But can I forgive myself and let it go, as if it never happened, and move on? In the past, when I haven’t done that in my life, I’ve seen that drop fall back into my bucket of white, staining the way I respond to future circumstances.

Out dread spot! If I can love others enough to forgive THEM, I am commanded to LOVE MYSELF THE SAME. As Jesus stated, addressing the Pharisees, “Love others as well as you love yourself.” (Matthew 22:39, The Message).

Without the blackness in my soul that reveals my lack of forgiveness how would I truly appreciate the white lightness of the freedom I feel when I forgive and have been forgiven? It is the blackness of dark that makes the whiteness of light so bright!


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Jeanne E Webster 10/22/09


Brightly written article of contrasting colors! Loved the "bucket of paint" illustration. Lovely read!
Myrna Noyes10/26/09
I like how you relate the black drop of paint into the bucket of white with how sin taints our hearts. I enjoyed reading your thoughts and thank you for sharing them!
Ruth Brown 10/27/09
Well said in few words. The sharp contrasts make us take instant notice. Too much of our world lives in the greys of situation ethics.Keep writing.
Jan Ackerson 10/28/09
Very well-written object lesson.