“Light In the Moment”

Jn. 12:44-50  “I have come to the world as light so that those who believe in me should not remain in darkness”

Sometimes life seems impossible.  The way forward is unclear and the present is dark, it is the light of Jesus within us that shows us the way.  I think back to the darkest times in my life–when I had lost everything–friends, family, church–and it was that light of Jesus that sustained me.  I talk to people on the streets–“Abbey”, who walks with a walker, so dependent on a boyfriend, I think of “Jose”,  a guy who is can be as sane as me one minute and then the next is just out of it, and their lives are dark.  They talk of Jesus, of how he gets them through, and I believe that his light gives them hope. We live in a time when we think everything can be fixed–the reality is no amount of money or services can fix people or their way of life, but we in the moment we can offer them the hope of Jesus–of his presence, of his love. We can show that presence, we can show that love with food, a shoulder to lean on, a pair of socks, a blanket.  We have the moment–that is all we have–we have Jesus! Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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