Reflection on John 8:12-20 ~
As Christians, we are aware of the Light of the World inside. Our testimony can be valid because we are filled with the Trinity and are witnesses of Jesus, Holy Spirit, and Father. However proclaiming “The Light of the World” becomes suspect if we push divinity’s whispers aside. Because of not embracing divinity, our personal witness of Jesus’s love flowing from within becomes two-faced, not virtuous or without sin. Our commitment to Jesus is that we do not let this darkness cause others to miss-judge Christianity by human standards.
Jesus the Light of the World
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 13 Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge by human standards; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid. 18 I testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf.” 19 Then they said to him, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 He spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury of the temple, but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite the world’s distractions.
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