Friday December 29
The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
From darkness to light
  • 1 John 2:3-11
  • Psalm 96:1-3,5-6
  • Luke 2:22-35

The true light has come into the world. Thus the question we need to ask ourselves is: are we in the light or are we still walking in darkness? “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble” (1 Jn 2:9-10). We may go for Holy Mass, receive the Sacraments, say our prayers, follow rituals and know ‘about’ God but have we loved and forgiven our brothers and sisters? If not, we are still walking in darkness. The moment the light begins to shine in us is the moment that we encounter Jesus. It is the beginning of knowing him as opposed to knowing ‘about’ him. We cannot achieve it by ourselves. It can happen either at a miserable moment or when we are yearning to encounter God and living a life devoted to God in prayer. It is a grace filled moment. Let us yearn for it and once received let us remain in the Word. Let us allow it’s light to shine in our lives and let us be a light to the world.

Prayer: Abba Father, we thank and praise you for saving us. Amen.

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