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LIGHT IN LIFE

Darkness is what you have when there are no/very less photons, and thus you can’t see anything. When you light a lamp, the photons from the lamp bounce all over the room, and hence the darkness “disappears”, so to speak. Absence of light doesn’t exist when there is presence of light.

We can’t see our future, direction, or destination, but Jesus can. Like the lighthouse guided the ship, Jesus directs us toward God’s light. The light of Christ guides us through the darkness of sin, life, and struggle both spiritually and literally.

To “Be the Light” may be to offer wisdom and guidance, or just to sit with someone, and be the presence they need. It may be offering strength to those that are in a moment’s weakness, or offering a smile and joy to someone in random parts of your day.

Darkness is what you have when there are no/very less photons, and thus you can’t see anything. When you light a lamp, the photons from the lamp bounce all over the room, and hence the darkness “disappears”, so to speak. Absence of light doesn’t exist when there is presence of light.

The validity of Jesus’ testimony has been explained in John 8:12-30: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

As I look around, I find many of our so-called leaders, who demand us to follow them, and I hope we open our eyes and minds that many of them are just futuristic and theatrical farces.

“I am the light of the world!” Admittedly this sounds for many people a reconditioned exuberance while trembling to what might happen if they are not able to pay the next electric bill.  I am also pretty sure that this year Christmas lights are not glowing as the previous years: I am not so much talking about the illuminated advertisements all over the city; I am referring to the private lightenings that usually brighten our homes during the Yuletide season.

If we managed to overcome the “Follow-me-I’m-the light”-phonies, and after we managed to find solutions in paying our electric bills, we then sit still in our houses and plan to light a candle for our prayers – only to learn from another news report how dangerous candle flames can become for all of us.

The other side of the season should make us remember that we should never hesitate to show our good hearts even amid a crisis by rendering services to others with passion and enthusiasm. There is nothing really stronger than from the heart of a volunteer – as several UP interns voiced out many years ago.

I am the light of the world. Let’s try putting this concept into our minds, hearts and souls. I am pretty sure, we’ll not walk in darkness especially during this enlightening season.

“Made His light shine in our hearts.” (2 Co 4:6).

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