Has Jesus left the building?

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. -John 9:5

It is worth noting the condition that Jesus gives regarding whether or not He is “the light of the world.”  He says that this is the case as long as He is “in the world.”

Now, Jesus ascended to the Father shortly after His resurrection, and if you look at the world today it is often pretty dark.  Is this a sign that we’ve been abandoned, that the light no longer shines because it went back up to heaven and now all we can do is hunker down and wait to eject someday?

Of course not!  Here’s the good news: Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 5:14 that famous phrase, “You are the light of the world.”  The point is that Jesus is still the light of the world because He is still in the world, through us, His body, the Church.

Here’s the question though: how well will you shine today?


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