24 Apr Leaning Toward the Light (Jn 12:46) by Mary Ellen Hoffman
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.” ~ Jn 12:46 (full readings)
Mary Ellen’s Reflections: So many readings in the Bible, speak of “the light”–God’s light. We believers of our dear Lord know that we have been called into this light. Genesis 1:3 says “Let there be light.” In His creation, God gave us the sun for warmth and light. When the days shorten and winter arrives, the plants on my patio are placed in a south window of my dining room. The plants automatically grow toward the light. This is what God wants for all of us. We’re to turn toward His light which reveals the truth, love, faith and hope of our life in Him. In the darkness, the culture of death lives. We pray that the abortionists, nurses, employees and victims of the abortion industry have a change of heart so that they may walk in the light of Christ.
* Mary Ellen has been married to Steve for over 32 years and is the mother of Andy and Stephanie. She is also the Pro-Life director at St. Mary Church in Belleville, IL. Her greatest joy is visiting family at the nursing home.
Faith Challenge: Does our light shine so that others recognize Christ in us?
Pray just for today to be that shining light in the darkness to anyone we meet
along our path.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Faith Quote: “Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.” ~ Matthew 6:28
Through Christ our Lord,