The Journey: HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.
Light. What a great image to reflect on at the closing of this year and as an introduction for tomorrow, the beginning of a New Year. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:35). This Light began on Christmas Day and will carry us throughout the next year.
We learn much about light and darkness by looking around us. For example, if we briefly consider light and darkness from physics, we know that they are not two opposing forces. They are not fighting each other. Rather darkness simply implies the absence of light. Heat and cold are similar. Where there is heat, coldness disappears.
We can apply the same reasoning to our spiritual life. Everyday we make choices: good or evil. Evil (devil) exist where there is an absence of Good (God). Satan is not trying to impose darkness on us rather he is trying to get us to reject God through our choices. We see this in our society and the world, choices related to unborn babies, senior citizens, gender differences, marriage, sex, war, for more just watch the evening news or read the daily newspaper or any major magazine.
As we begin the New Year, let’s reflect on the Light. There is a very real spiritual battle going on. The battle is easily won. Allow the Light to enter our choices, its presence will replace any darkness within. Have a Happy and Blessed New Year.