January 20, 2020
The ministry of John the Baptist was to call us out of darkness, and prepare us for the light of Christ. What a beautiful image! This darkness of sin enslaves us, and the light of Christ – His love and truth – liberate us and make us truly free as children of God. In the gospel Jesus calls His first disciples. In this ‘Ordinary Time’ Jesus will continue to call us to be his disciples, to follow him and his ‘discipline’ in order to share more fully in his light and life, and to share it with others. Just as coming into the light has transformed us, we know and believe that this same power is open to all who want to leave a life of darkness to embrace a life in the light of Christ, and can transform them. We are those who are walking by the Peter and Andrew, the James and John, of today. Are we calling them into the light of Christ?