DAILY HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: I Come as Light
BY:: Fr. Gerald M. Musa
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 12 2022
In the world, there is a contrast between darkness and light as well as the forces of darkness and the forces of light. We can further distinguish between physical, moral, and intellectual darkness. Light is so important and that explains the first words which God uttered in the Bible, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). Have you ever wondered why Jesus says, “I have come as light into the world?” Just as light is very crucial in making the world lively, so does Jesus occupy a central position in the life of the world. His “Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). We all know the importance of light in our surroundings. It is with light that we can see one another; it is with light that enables us to differentiate colours. Without light, the crops we plant cannot grow. In light, there is joy, life, and activity. We can imagine how dull the day or night would be without light. According to Zechariah, the Lord has “come to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79). Light attracts and it is a symbol of purity and darkness repels because it is the symbol of sin and death. Are we imitating Christ by shining and dispelling darkness?
Acts of the Apostles 12:24-13:5a; John 12:44-50; Wednesday, 4th Week of Easter