Light and Darkness

I remember once I was in a prehistoric cave in France. We rode into the cave on a very small train. At one point during the ride, to impress upon us the power of darkness, the tour operator turned off the lights that enabled us to see the cave. It was pitch black.

And when I say pitch black, I mean I could see nothing I could not see my hands as I held them in front of my face. And at that moment, I realized that light and darkness can not exist at the same time. If there is light, even low light, there is still light. There is no darkness.

“You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” True enough. For sin and grace are like light and darkness. We respond to God’s grace by seeking forgiveness for our sins. Sin is the darkness of our life. But we are children of light, seeking to spread and be that light to the entire world.

Imagine what the world would be like if we let the light of the faith shine in darkness. What if people could see more clearly the presence of God in their lives by looking at the way we live the life of faith.

Let us pray.  

Dear Jesus, You generously pour out your light into the darkness of our lives. You reach into the darkness of our soul and forgive our sins. You provide light so that we are not blind to your presence. Even in the days of social isolation, we know that we are never deprived of your love. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Music: Cheezy Piano Medley by Alexander Nakarada



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