The Light of the World
Today’s readings reveal God as protector and bringer of the light of truth and justice. First is the dramatic tale of God’s justice demonstrated by Daniel in defending Susanna’s innocence. Next comes the familiar psalm about the shepherd’s role as protector in the face of evil. Finally, in John’s Gospel Jesus tells the Pharisees that he, more so than the law, is the light of God in the world.
PRAYER: How often I have found comfort in your ways, O Lord. You are with me in the darkness as well as the light. You are the light.