“Everything exposed to the light itself becomes light.” (Ephesians 5:13)
We’re entering into the fourth week of Advent and Christmas is just round the corner. I was reflecting about the first Christmas where the people of God were languishing in darkness, both political and spiritual. It felt like God had been “silent” for four hundred years between the last Old Testament prophet and John the Baptist, and Rome was now the occupying power. The people groaned under the burden of Roman rule, and were setting their hopes on the promised Messiah. As the oft-quoted saying goes, “It is always darkest before the dawn.”
As John wrote, “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” (1:9) During the Christmas season, this is what we celebrate and continue to hope for. May the light of Christ dawn in your hearts in the midst of the darkness that surrounds us, and may you become the light of Christ in the corner of the world that God has placed you.
If you wish to know more on how to become the light of Christ, join us this Sunday as we continue on our Advent series: Mary’s Prayer of Indifference.
In Christ’s love,