Throughout the Advent Season, John the Baptist calls us to follow Jesus’ way of living. John is “a burning and shining lamp” bearing witness to the light of Christ. He never relented in his belief and his exhortations of the people. There are many people in our current times who seek to do the same.
Today there is a great deal of darkness in our world yet the light of Christ continues to shine through. It shines through the works of great people as well as everyday people. Jesus’ light shines through every one of us and it is important for us to remember this.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, each day leading up to Christmas, we were all to do one small thing that let the light of Christ shine? Imagine the impact we would have if everyone practiced an intentional act of kindness! We are so used to focusing on what we haven’t done. Let’s focus instead on the fact that we are still Christ for one another. Jesus came to share his life, and we need to remember to always have our lamps ready and our lights shining.
Pat Schifini, OSU