Delighting In Darkness

A traveller in the Isthmus of Darien tells us of a tribe of Indians who have such weak eyes that they cannot endure sunshine. They sleep in the daytime, and are all alive in the night. They do what a great many in our own country do: they love the darkness rather than the light. They do not like the bright shining of the Word of God; it is not pleasant to their weak half-blinded eyes. They are sleepy and sluggish to all spiritual things, but ever wide awake about the things of the world. Their weak eyes are the result of loving the darkness rather than the light.