We all need light, we all need The Light! We mainly only seek the dark when we wish to hide our actions. We come into the light through Baptism and the other Sacraments, through daily persevering prayer, through charitable actions.  We come into the light when we truly follow The Light!

The people that lived in darkness has seen a great light; on those who dwell in the land and shadow of death a light has dawned.”[1] The Light of Christ came into the world. He calls Peter, Andrew, James and John. He calls each one of us each day,

The light becomes an efficacious means to express God’s involvement in human history. God manifests Himself as ‘The Light’ that disperses the darkness. The light illuminates, encircles, defines things, emphasises the colours and gives depth to space. The light heartens and comforts: to be in an enlightened place helps us to accept reality for what it is and makes one feel happier, more certain and Peter, Andrew, James and John leave their nets at once to follow him.”[2]

Faced with God’s sudden interruption in their lives He invited them to abandon the nets and trust themselves totally to the Lord for a new ‘catch’, a new definitive horizon.”[3]

A new definitive horizon!” Have you decided to follow Jesus more closely during 2020 so that the horizon of heaven being a true reality for you will come ever more into view? Try it and see!

[1] Mt.4:16 quoting Is.9:2

[2] Cf. Mt.4:20

[3] https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-01-26