We hear today how two towns received light. Light for me has been a sign of the presence of God. Christ himself calls himself the light of the world. Light illumines the darkness and allows us to see. It doesn’t change the what’s there but reveals it. At times, we try hide our fears and wounds in the darkness. Christ is the light that takes them out of the darkness. He illumines them, not to shame us, but to be able to see them as He does. Light also gives us security, because we can see what is there. It gives us a sense of understanding. Christ is the one through whom we need to see our reality and then we will understand. His love for us is the light that we have to let shine on us, so that we also can be testimonies of his love for others.