Chapter 9: The Light of the World

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Today John paints a portrait of Jesus as the Light of the world. He
actually opens the Gospel with the words, “the true light, which enlightens
everyone, was coming into the world” (John 1:9). So Jesus as the Light is
not a new concept to John – nor to us. In the Nicene Creed, we profess
Jesus as “Light of Light.” Quite simply, we recognize that Jesus is the
very source of all light – and that even when God said “Let there be
light!” in the third verse of Genesis, Jesus was its source. In today’s
Gospel, Jesus brings light to the eyes of a man who has only known
darkness. We pray that He will open the eyes of a world darkened by sin
and unbelief. Illumine us, Lord Jesus