Jesus brings light

We know that human, animal, and plant life is not possible without light. We know that light is an amazing force that has the ability to awaken new life. We believers also know that our soul also needs light, even if it is imperceptible to our senses, the light of the graces necessary for salvation.

In Jerusalem, the Feast of the Sanctification of the Temple is also called the Feast of Light. In Solomon’s pillar, Jesus, when called upon to do so by the Jews, declares himself the Anointed-Messiah, saying, “I have told you this before, and you do not believe. The works that I do on behalf of my Father testify about me, but you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep … “(Jn 10:25).

We know that the apostle John wrote the gospel only after three synoptic-evangelists because the personality of Christ is already beginning to be attacked by the first heretics. John wants to show with his gospel that there is only one way to know the answer to the question: Who is Christ?

And we are to believe his actions, and that is the answer at the same time. After all, the deeds he performed are a sign that behind them stands God, who cooperates with Jesus and through them bears witness to Christ as his Son. The Jews opposed this, and therefore anyone who opposes this will not work out the truth. But whoever receives God’s testimony in the deeds of the Lord Jesus can say that God-Father himself gives it to Jesus, that is, such a person hears the voice of the Lord Jesus, becomes his sheep, and thus obtains eternal life from him.

Jesus – The good shepherd gives his life for his sheep, they can rely on him, and he testifies to this: “… no one can snatch them from the hand of my Father. The Father and I are one “(Jn 10: 29-30). That is, salvation is secured there. The greatest reason why believers who have come to know the Lord Jesus and heard his voice go after him and come to salvation is that the unity that is between the Father and the Son, that is, the unity in the divine essence: “The Father and I are one” (Jn 10:30). Because as the Father wants to save all people and therefore bears witness to Jesus and to those who believe in him, he gives salvation through him, so the Lord Jesus gives salvation by choosing to take on the task of saving humanity, but also by making this sacrifice of your life. Therefore, we accept that our salvation is in the hands of God, and no one can snatch us from the hands of God.
When we realize this, we still have an obligation to let it develop in a particular life. Jesus ‘words: “My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me” (Jn 10:27) address us to the practical part of carrying out Jesus’ words.

It is the observance of the beatitudes that Jesus said above. These are examples he gave to the apostles at the Last Supper and during public performances. And also the prayer to which Jesus called through the apostles to all who believe in him. This brings light into our lives, from which they retreat, although sometimes slowly, all doubts, fears, insecurities.
He who gives himself completely and completely to him will receive a hundredfold more: “And whosoever shall leave my houses, or brethren, and sisters, or father and mother, for my name’s sake …” (Mt 19:29). This is the path of light. Therefore, we know that he who encounters light does not desire darkness because the light is better.

However, we know that the first step is not enough. Even though there is fatigue and other difficulties in the spiritual life, let us remain confident in the Good Shepherd. We know that he leaves 99 sheep in the mountains and goes after one stray and rejoices in her return. It is a wonderful idea that Jesus loves us more than we can often imagine. Rather, we wave our hands over each other, extinguishes the extinguishing wick, or break down the broken cane. However, he resembles a woman who, when she sweeps the house and finds a lost drachma, calls his friends, neighbors and rejoices together.

This is the light it enriches. Such light is also a loving father from the parable of the prodigal son. She overtakes her son and forgives him because he loves her very much—light triumphs over the darkness. And Jesus does all this only because, as he himself says, he sees it done by the Father: “The Father and I are one” (Jn 10:30).
Being a good shepherd is not only a matter for the priest, but a father, a mother, a superior, a brother, and a brother should also be a good shepherd. Be able to say a good word. To accept this word, to put off other sins as well: to agree with the sin of the other, to help with the sin of the other, to uphold the sin of the other, not to punish sin, and so on.

As vegetative animal life, it isn’t easy to imagine without light, let there be more light and grace in our spiritual life.

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