In today’s gospel, John reveals to us the true nature of Jesus. He is the one who is the light of the world, in him we are enlightened. His entry into the world was the turning point of history. Before Jesus, we were enslaved by the darkness of our sin. Now, we live in the light of his forgiveness and reconciliation.
How do we best live out our calling as followers of Jesus? Perhaps it is by imitating the example of John the Baptist in boldly and constantly testifying to the light. Let us be courageous in faith and steadfast in prayer.
Give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world!