Whoever believes will not be left in darkness, but find eternal life and light in God. Take some time today for Lectio Divina. Read this Gospel the first time, taking in what is happening. The second time, read through and pick out one or two phrases that stand out to you and hold them in your heart. The third time, read through and consider how God is speaking to you through this reading. Then take some time to pray and reflect.
Today's Gospel states: 'And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me"' (John 12:44-50).
Through God, we can embrace the light of the day, even if it seems to be tainted by bits of darkness. We are called to seek His will continually, as we learn through Jesus. We are called to be saved, not judged. Every new day brings a new chance to live and seek the joy of God. Take some time today to pray and reflect on God's love for you.
Today we pray:
Thank You for the joy that comes with a new day. Let me seek You continuously and listen to Your will. I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.