Friends in Jesus Christ
2 Corinthians 2 11:18, 21-30
Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.
This final line in today’s Gospel is chilling, for it describes something that easily escapes our understanding because it has affected, or shall I say infected, it.
Understanding is one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which makes it possible to fathom enough of the goodness and plan of God so that we might see that cooperating with it is the only wise thing to do. But, if we don’t utilize the gift of understanding, we are in the dark, so to speak, about what God has designed to be the path of our holiness and salvation and by the way of happiness.
This darkness is more dark than just the absence of physical light. It is the darkness of the absolute absence of Light itself. Not just are our eyes blind, but our minds and spirits, too.
Is it any wonder then that we and the world can act with such foolishness? We are stumbling and bumbling, not knowing where we really are, where we should be or how to get there.
There is a solution though – open the Gift freely given – the Gift of Understanding of the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Light of the World: our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
And if the light in you is The Light, how great will the brightness be!
In this part of the world , we have come to the end of another working week. Wishing you a refreshing weekend.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
Bendigo in the Central Goldfields