“Within every hopeless situation and every seemingly hopeless person lies the possibility of transformation.” – Desmond Tutu
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1 John 1:5-6
Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, “We have fellowship with him,” while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth.
This same letter of John tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8).
God is Love itself.
And today’s passage tells us that God is light.
Those known as Near Death Experiencers, who tell of passing from this life to the afterlife only to return when their body is revived, often tell us of experiencing a dazzling Divine Light.
They claim that in this Light they experienced an overwhelming, all-encompassing love beyond all description.
In this Light, these people tell us that they realized that – despite their sinfulness – God loved them without condition.
They realized that their lives on Earth were not to achieve some sort of perfection but to allow God’s love to transform them.
They realized that they were meant to be humbly open to bringing any darkness or self-centeredness into the Light so as to receive forgiveness and to then in turn offer this forgiveness to others.
This is the Good News, the truth, we are called to share.
It would transform the world – one person at a time.
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