Thought of the day
4/8/2019 6:24:43 AM

The light of the world



It would seem to me that the Lord's words: “I am the light of the world” are clear enough for those with eyes that enable them to have a share in that light. But those who only have bodily eyes are astonished to hear it said by our Lord Jesus Christ: “I am the light of the world.” There may even be those who say: “Would Christ be the sun that determines the day by its rising and setting?”... No, Christ is not that. The Lord is not the created sun but him by whom the sun was created. For “all things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be” (Jn 1:3). Therefore he is the light who created the light we see. Let us love this light, understand it, desire it, that led by it we may in due course attain it and may live in it so as never to die... So you see, my brethren, you see, if you have eyes that see spiritual things, what kind of light this is of which the Lord says: “Whoever follows me does not walk in darkness.” Follow that sun and let us see whether or not you walk in darkness. Behold how he arises and comes towards you. Following his course he makes his way westwards; but you on your part, must walk towards the rising sun, the Christ.