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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 18, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

lightoftheworld

Do we walk in the light of Christ? Or we still walking in darkness? Groping to find our way out? Hopeless, aimless? Depressed, uncertain? If we walk in the light of Christ, do we avoid the darkness? Avoid people living in darkness? Or do we bring His light to others? Being a beacon for them to follow? Out of darkness into the light?

Many claim to have a relationship with Jesus and God our Father, do they really? When they find fault in others regularly? Constantly looking for faults in the Church, Church-goers? Judging others often with sarcasm? With cloaked intentions? Not having mercy or compassion for their brethren? Do they not judge according to the flesh?

To walk in the light of our Lord Jesus Christ is to walk in love. A love that builds up, not tears down. A love which questions not but always acts first to be of service to others. It is a love for Christ and a love from Christ then we bear His cross for others. A love in which the Holy spirit runs high, but runs very low in emotion if it runs at all. A love which ponders and reflects in all that is Holy and lives according to the Word.

Do we truly walk in the light?

John 8:12–20

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 The Pharisees then said to him, “You are bearing witness to yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh, I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he who sent me. 17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true; 18 I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.