Monday is the “shortest” day of the year, at least in terms of daylight hours. It may serve as a reminder of just how much “darkness” there is in the world today. Everywhere you look, you see sin being piled upon sin, only exacerbating that darkness. Yet, in John 1:5, we are told that, “The light (Jesus) shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” And St. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:5 that we are all “children of light and of the day, we are not of the night or of darkness.” What does that mean for us practically speaking? How are we to shine light in a dark world? How do you do that? By your lived example? By sharing the Word of God with others? In the way you are raising your kids? Let’s have a conversation about this on Monday.