6th January 2019

I am not the biggest fan of winter, don’t get me wrong a white Christmas makes it that extra bit special; however it’s the dark nights that get to me. From the moment you wake up its dark and the moment you finish work it’s dark.

However that’s nothing compared to the 67 days of darkness from November 18th to January 23rd in Alaska. We hear in today’s 1st reading from Isiah “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Christ light is within all of us; it’s our job to make sure it shines through.
For the times when Christ light doesn’t quite shine as bright as it should, it could be because we have perhaps been a bit inpatient or selfish at times. Quite often we realise this ourselves, and we take a look at ourselves, hopefully being humble enough to apologise for our actions, which is actually very hard to do.

Nether the less it’s what we are called to do. In the 1st reading it mentions “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” I firmly believe that people do see the light of Christ within us, and for me I am always conscious to keep this light alive. Not for me but so others will come to know the joy and light of Christ.



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