I have come as light into the world…
May 11, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
In our Gospel for today, Jesus continues to tell us who He is, and why He came. He tells us He came “as light”! Think about a dark night. Think about being in that dark night, with no electricity, no candles, no flash lights, no matches! What would light mean to us at that moment? The light brings safety, knowledge, focus, hope, peace, a future, a context, and meaning in that moment. This is only a temporal image of the need for light. What about eternity? How much more do we need the eternal, heavenly light of Jesus, which opens up to us the way to Heaven? Truly we are surrounded by spiritual darkness until we behold Jesus who is the light.
Jesus tells us:
“And Jesus cried out and said,
“He who believes in me,
believes not in me
but in him who sent me.
And he who sees me
sees him who sent me.
I have come as light into the world,
that whoever believes in me
may not remain in darkness. (John 12: 44-50)
Our Lady speaks to us about the light as well:
March 2, 2016
My coming to you is a gift from the Heavenly Father for you.
Through His love
I am coming to help you
to find the way to the truth,
to find the way to my Son.
I am coming to confirm the truth to you.
I desire to remind you of the words of my Son.
He pronounced words of salvation
for the entire world,
the words of love for everyone –
that love which He proved by His sacrifice.
But even today,
many of my children do not know Him,
they do not want to come to know Him,
they are indifferent.
Because of their indifference
my heart suffers painfully.
My Son has always been in the Father.
By being born on earth
He brought the divine
and from me received the human.
With Him the word came among us.
With Him came the light of the world
which penetrates hearts,
and fills them with love and consolation.
all those who love my Son can see Him,
because His face can be seen
through the souls which are filled with love for Him.
Therefore, my children, my apostles,
listen to me.
Leave vanity and selfishness.
Do not live only for what is earthly and material…
Love my Son
and make it so that others may see His face
through your love for Him.
I will help you to come to know Him all the more.
I will speak to you about Him.
Our Lady tells us to Love her Son and make it so that others may see His face! It is from His face that the light of God shines upon us:
May God have pity on us and bless us.
May he let his face shine upon us.
So may your way be known upon earth;
among all nations, your salvation! (Psalm 67:1-2)
Here is the prayer to Our Lady we are praying every day in May!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Mary TV 2022