Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
– John 8:12
Our Lord applies this image to Himself in two ways: He is the light which enlightens our minds, for He is the fullness of divine Revelation; and He is also the light which enlightens our hearts to enable us to accept this Revelation and live according to it.
This is why Jesus asks us to follow Him – but He knows that many will reject this light because they would rather that their evil deeds not be uncovered.
When we choose not to follow Jesus, who is the Light, for our own self-centred and, often, devious reasons, we are by elimination, opting to walk into the darkness. Do we really want to take that route?
God Almighty, shine the light of Jesus into my life
and help me make my way through this world of darkness
Guide me, O God, away from any false light,
and help me to find and follow Jesus’ light.
Use me to share that light with others
so they can find their way home to You. Amen.