Wednesday, Fourth Week of Easter

John 12:44-50

I, the light, have come into the world,
so that whoever believes in me
need not stay in the dark any more.

During my time in the monastery many people have asked me to pray for them. Sometimes they are seeking a way forward and might have the choice between two good things. I have found myself praying that they might have light enough for their paths.

When Jesus speaks of himself as light he is telling us that through him we will be able to see the path we should take. He is telling us that he will show us what is good and true. John’s Gospel presents us with a clear contrast between light and darkness. Often in our own lives the contrast isn’t quite so clear. We can find that we drift into ways that we wouldn’t necessarily describe as darkness, but we wouldn’t describe them as light either. This can be a hard place to navigate. Christ’s light can bring us to a place of acknowledgment and honesty.

Where in your life would you most like Christ’s light to shine?