"John came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but he came to testify to the light."
Today is kind of a "light" day! It is the feast of St. Lucy, whose name means "light." I spent my silent prayer time in the beautiful light of the Christmas tree and its warm glow. Our days are getting shorter, minute by minute, resulting in less light in our days. Light is precious. I was thinking of John the Baptist and his humility in stepping aside for the True Light, Jesus. But, John, himself, was illuminating in his own way and means. He certainly got people to think about their lives and repent in preparation for the One who is to come! He was a wonderful warm up herald for Jesus. Today, let us be aware of light in our lives. Let's be aware of the darkness, too, as a contrast to light. Let's prepare ourselves for the coming of the Light in our midst! Love, heidi