"I am the light of the world"

[Original article in German]

Jesus declared among other things, "I am the light of the world." What did he mean by that? Light dispels darkness and shows in its right proportions that which had seemed distorted. In the evening we rejoice over the first star that twinkles in the sky, and even a small lighted window has been a great comfort to us when in the darkness we have seemed to lose our way.

Christ Jesus' earthly career was filled with light. From his birth, when the heavens shone in glory over the hills of Bethlehem, to his ascension, he expressed spiritual light. Jesus' words, "I am the light of the world," have a higher significance than material light. Wherever our great Master went he corrected the false concept about God and man, thereby bringing spiritual illumination to sinners and sufferers, and by his thoughts, words, and works pointing to the true God and the true man. Thus he brought to light the healing action of divine Love.

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