An excerpt from John Main OSB from THE BURNING HEART: Reading the New Testament with John Main, ed by Gregory Ryan (London: Darton, Longman + Todd, 1996), pp. 42-43.
For the same God who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:6)
Christ is light. He is the light that gives range and depth to our vision. He is also, in his fully realized consciousness, the eyes with which we see the Father in the divine perspective.
Without his light our vision would be tied to the partial dimension and our spirit could not soar above itself into the infinite liberty and crystal clarity of the unified state. Our consciousness would, however wonderful, remain an observer on the periphery, . . .unfulfilled by union with his consciousness, uncoordinated with his Body. . . ...