You are the Light of the World
The secular world has already left the Easter “holiday” and is now on to the next calendar date to be celebrated. As Catholic Christians, of course, we celebrate Easter and the Resurrection, the central mystery of our faith, not for one day or for one week but for fifty days!
During these fifty days we are called to reflect on what it means to be a people of joy and hope, a Resurrection people who live the Good News. Our Sunday liturgies remind us of this as we listen to readings describing the appearances of the risen Christ, we renew our Baptismal promises, we sing out our “alleluias” once again; and the Paschal Candle, the Light of Christ, burns brightly.
But what of others who have forgotten the Good News or who have not yet heard it—those who don’t know the Light? It’s up to us to shine for them in all we say and in all we do. Kari Jobe, a young Christian composer/singer, makes this point so well in her song entitled, “We Are”. She sings:
“We are called to spread the news
Tell the world the simple truth
Jesus came to save, there’s freedom in His name
So let it all break through…
“We are the light of the world
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world
We gotta let the light shine.”
It’s not always easy to do but it’s our call as Christian disciples. May you be a light this Easter season and beyond.
Posted on April 17, 2012 by lcunharicchio