For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, I do not know how many times in my Life I have read and heard today's reading below and yet it had not dawned on me as much as it has today the impact of the Light. I found myself reading verse 20 over and over again, bouncing my eyes back up to 19 and then back down to 20 and 21, then back up to 19 and then back down to 20 and 21. It began to dawn on me, just as the dawn brings Light in the morning, that if I choose to follow and be guided by the Light (You), then everything in my Life would be Good. How could it not? Everything would turn out for the best, the way it should, without my ego interferring and manipulating the situation. If I truly followed the Light that would mean that I would always make Good and right choices. That would mean that I would always do the right thing. If I was committed to what was True and right, which is You, then I would have everything including joy, happiness and supreme Love. I believe that I knew this but to read verse 20 this morning, it has stuck with me.
Verse 20 also causes me to wonder, since the Light exposes and if it were shining on me, would I be afraid of the Light and what it exposed or would I say, "BRING IT!" This is a serious question mark I need to ask myself. If I were not afraid of the Light and what it exposed, would I be so quick to welcome it? Do I really welcome You? Thank You so much for this enLightenment and exposing what it is I need to look at about myself. And thank You for protecting me even when I have had a momentary lapse of reason or gave You every reason to throw Your Divine hands up in the air and walk away. Thank You for sticking with me. I Love You!
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal Life.
17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; He who does not believe is condemned already, because He has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
19 And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 But he who does what is True comes to the Light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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