Enlightenment: Seeking and showing forth Christ’s light


  • Acts 27:20: “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.”
  • Psalm 119:105-110
  • Mark 4:35-41


Christ is our light and our guide. Without the light and guidance of Christ, we become disorientated. When Christians lose sight of Christ, they grow fearfuland divided from one another. Moreover many people of good will outside the Church are unable to see the light of Christ because in our Christian division we reflect Christ’s light less clearly or, at times, block it out completely. As we seek the light of Christ, we are drawn closer to one another, and so mirror this light more clearly, becoming truly a sign of Christ, the light of the world.


God, your word is alight to our steps and without you we are lost and disorientated.Enlighten us so that, through your word, we may walk your path. May our churches crave your guiding, consoling and transforming presence. Give us the honesty we need to recognize when we make it difficult for others to see your light, and the grace we need to share your light with others. We ask this in the name of your Son,who calls us, his followers, to be light to the world. Amen

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