Reflection: February 15, 2024

Spend a moment with the passage from 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 below in the NIV and First Nations Version.

NIV: For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

FNV: For the same Great Spirit who told light to shine out of darkness has shined his light into our hearts. His light helps us to see the beauty of the Great Spirit in the face of Creator Sets Free (Jesus) the Chosen One. 

Our bodies are like old clay pots that have been filled with the sacred gift of his light.

“Start Being Brave About Everything.

Drive Out Darkness And Spread Light.

Don’t Look At Your Weaknesses.

Realize Instead That In Christ Crucified

You Can Do Everything.”

– St. Catherine Of Siena

What might it look like to you to be filled with the sacred gift of God’s Light?

We offer this prayer from St. Columban to you today.

Lord, kindle our lamps,
Saviour most dear to us,
that we may always shine
in Your presence
and always receive light
from You, the Light Perpetual,
so that our own personal darkness,
may be overcome
and the world’s darkness
driven from us.