Friday, March 26, 2010
Light in Darkness
In St. John 12:31-36, Jesus says "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." But "now" is the time of His Passion and crucifixion. See how faith and sight are at odds with each other. The light of Christ shines in the darkness, which seems contradictory: for if light shines, how can it be in darkness? Here he speaks of light of a different kind, the light of the word, as the Psalmist calls it, "a light unto my path." So must we live by faith in the darkness of troubled and fallen life on earth. The sermon.