Little Jenny was afraid of the dark so her Mum kept a night light burning in her room. One night the light burned out and left Jenny to face the darkness. The next morning at breakfast, Jenny told her Mum what happened, "It was scary at first. I almost called to you. But then I remembered what you told me, that I was a light myself."
We all have to face some darkness in our lives. It cannot be avoided. The first crucial step is to always remember that we are indeed light ourselves. Our faith reminds us that the darkest corners of our lives are never completely dark. There is always some glimmer of hope and some flicker of light. Today I thank God for that flicker of light and hope. It may not seem much but without it we are indeed in darkness.