John’s Gospel from Wednesday, April 24, is very timely in context of recent events.

“I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.” Jn 12:44-50

Of late the darkness has threatened to overcome us due to the actions of a few individuals and the catastrophic results of an accident. We must be mindful that although the moments of darkness may threaten, Christ’s light prevails. We see the light of Christ through the selfless acts of many and the solidarity of support that ensued as these tragedies unfolded. Perhaps Fred Rogers expressed it best years ago in a talk he gave directed to parents concerning how to best comfort children in times of crisis. Just as his mother told him, we can tell children and each other to “look for the helpers” and be assured that we “will always find people who are helping.” Christ’s light is among us and lives in us!

Lori Neumann is Associate Parish Acquisitions Editor for Our Sunday Visitor.