Sunday, April 28, 2013
Jesus, the Light in the Darkness: Daily Mass Homily--Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
At some point in our lives, we have all been scared of the dark. In fact, a couple months ago Fr. Rich got a little panicked when he got locked in his room at 5:00am. He had to call me and I kicked his door down so he wouldn’t be late—or scared of the dark.
Jesus teaches us, “I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.” Jesus reminds us we don’t need to be afraid of the dark—or anything for that matter. He is always with us when we get scared.
But on a deeper level, Jesus is the light in the world. The world is full of sin—violence, lies, deception and unfaithfulness—and this is what St. John has in mind when he uses the word darkness. Jesus calls us to step out of the darkness of our own sinfulness and into the light. We don’t need to be afraid of the dark when we always have the light of the world with us.