Mere Fragments

A man came, sent by God. He came as a witness to speak for the light so that everyone might believe through him

John 1:6-7
Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11; Luke 1:46-50,53-54; I Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Advent, B

Light — ordinary light — is a form of energy, a source of power which stimulates the nerve-endings of our eyes. Christ, our Light, is the power of God Himself stimulating the nerve-endings of our life, making it possible for us to penetrate the darkness, put things in their true perspective, see what life is all about. More than that, it is a power that gives us strength to cope, strength to live creatively, strength to love unconditionally. When we open the window of our heart to God we can see what the beloved disciple John saw when he wrote, “The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw His glory: the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Jn. 1:14).

Jesus Christ did not go into hiding after He rose from the tomb. He made His dwelling among us. He wants us to see His glory.

A wise old pastor…

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