The Light Shines in the Darkness

 A familiar refrain, the introduction to the Gospel of John begins: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Beginnings and endings are the bridge through which we encounter light and darkness. At the beginning of creation, God speaks and the Spirit hovers, the familiar presence of Jesus brings forth both life and light. As we encounter the presence of Christ, may the true light break through, shining upon all people everywhere reminding us that darkness will never overcome it.