During these days in the middle of winter, when the nights are long and sunshine can be scarce, we realize the value of the sun. It brightens our day and our mood. It gives life, warmth, and light. The light of Christ can do the same. With the light of Christ, we can bring light to the darkness in our world: injustice, violence, conflict, fear, poverty, and countless other shadows. Let us resolve to let the light of Christ shine forth wherever we go and whatever we do.
Before creating any living thing, God created light to shine forth over all. But in our world, much is hidden in the shadows, intentionally or unintentionally. In baptism, we were given a candle, lit from the Easter candle with the light of Christ. We are called to shine that light into the shadows of our world,
What darkness can you fill with the light of Christ that was entrusted to you at baptism? How can your light overcome these examples of darkness?