John 1:1-5 NRSVue

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.

Some thoughts on this scripture

I let what is at the heart of God reveal itself to me in this time of prayer: life and light for all. I acknowledge what it is comes between me and receiving life, what darkens me, whatever narrows my vision. The goodness and generosity of God is there for me, wanting to be present in the world through me.

There are so many stories of darkness and despair! We even 'entertain' ourselves with threats and prospects of doom! The Gospel speaks of a light which darkness will not overcome. I pay attention to where there is light in my life and ask that God help me to keep the light before me.