The True Light

22 March 2010

Today’s Readings: Dn 13:1-9/Jn 8:12-20

Jesus is the light for all people of all times. The Father guides us through his Son and whoever follows Jesus will not walk in darkness.

Light means many good things: the welcome light of dawn after a night of darkness, the electric light which illumines our homes while darkness reigns outside, the street light which shines for everyone, rich and poor alike, the light that triumphs over the dark forces of evil and ignorance.

Today’s Gospel tells us that Christ is all that – and more for whoever follows him. He is the light which we live in greatness and integrity and through whom we learn to attribute to material things and human activities their proper values.

By the light of Christ, we triumph over all inner darkness. We are conscious of only a small part of our inner self while at each moment we obey impulses which come from our nature.

If we live in the light, the light will gradually illumine our innermost being. We need to be continuously enlightened through prayer, listening to the word of God and the teachings of the church.

Loving Father, send us the light, the Spirit of your Son as we discern for what is good and pleasing to you and that whatever we do will be according to your will and design. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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