Sunday 1 February 2015

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

Some of us are afraid of the dark. Before we enter a dark room or a dark place, we would turn on the lights or if we have a torch, we would switch it on. Even in ancient times, people would light a fire near the entrance of their cave or house to deter wild animals or other unwanted beings from approaching. Light gives us some assurance and comfort that we would be safe and somewhat protected from possible dangers ahead. However, there are some who prefer darkness, because it is in darkness that they could go about doing naughty things or despicable acts.

In today's Gospel, we read: "though the light has come into the world men have shown they prefer darkness to the light because their deeds were evil. And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, for fear his actions should be exposed; but the man who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God." If we are doing what is right in the eyes of God, then we have no reason to fear. But if we choose to be evil and corrupt in our words and deeds, then we would find ways and means to remain dark in God's presence. The question is: how long can we run and hide from the truth? Let us be reminded that "God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved." God is inviting us to come to the light and come closer to Him. It is up to us to choose whether we want eternal happiness or eternal ruin.

1 comment: