Sister Rosemarie Goins, CSSF is a regular contributor to our reflections on the readings for the day, or week. Sister shares her insights with us for this week.
Last week the wonderful image of “living water” was used in the Sunday readings about the “Samaritan Woman at the Well.” This week the image of “light of life” is shared by Jesus, as well as, another revelation that he is fully human, as well as, divine.
Already in the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13, God was preparing the royal ancestry of Jesus with the anointing of David, as a king. Being of the House of David, Jesus, by right, was an heir to the throne. What has this reading have to do with “light?” The prophesy about the Messiah, the Christ was the great “shout” of the Old Testament. As a descendant of David upon whom “the spirit of the Lord rushed,” Jesus fully revealed his “oneness” with the Holy Spirit, who brings the “light of life.” “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the “light of life.” John 8:12 (more)