8 December, 2023
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Heavenly Father, you said the word and out of the dark void light was created and it shattered through the darkness, and the entire universe was ablaze with its brilliance. Father, nothing can stay hidden when brightness of light shines all around. It illuminates and reveals all, just like the radiance of your beatific light, which makes known the darkest places,by dispelling the dark. So also, the deeds and misdeeds of your created ones come to light.
The purifying light of your Holiness, destroys the darkness of evil and sin. As believers and followers of Christ Jesus, we are exhorted to dwell in the light of your grace and be pure of mind and body and spirit, so that our state of sanctity that shines brightly, points and reveals the way of truth to all men. As good Christians, we are commissioned to spread the light of the Gospel Truth, and with its brilliance make known the love of our Father and the immensity of your saving grace, encompassing us all.
Give us Lord, the courage and resilience to brave all odds, deepening our faith and enriching souls to righteousness, for we are children of the light. And we are meant to shine by doing good works that glorify you. For our salvation is earned by our faith and our good works in drawing people to the eternal radiance of your holy presence, awards us the riches of your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen