Day 20: still daylight

30 03 2011

John 9:1-41 is the Gospel text for this coming Sunday, the 4th Sunday in Lent.

still daylight

In the passage, a man born blind encounters Jesus and is healed–and naturally, there are many questions from many people about this encounter. Another long narrative from John. Another life changed. Another opportunity for God to be glorified.

In John 9:4 and 5, Jesus says: “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

We pay attention to day and night, light and darkness, in the physical sense. We know that when the sun goes down, “it’s beginning to be darktime” as Kajsa says. We are aware when the darkness begins to disappear in the early morning, and the sun rises.

But how aware we of the spiritual lights and darknesses in our own journeys? How much attention do we give to the light of the world at work in our own lives, each and every day?

Christ Jesus, light of the world, help me to be aware of your presence and work in my life today. Amen.

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