“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life,[a] and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
The beginning of all things comes squarely from the creator who spoke life into the void, spun order from chaos, shone light into the darkness. This is the God whom we worship and who guides our every move. Over the past several weeks, it dawned on me that sometimes in our zeal to find a message of God’s love, we forget Jesus and the immense love that moved at the beginning of time. This love is centered around this human who walked the earth 2.000 years ago, ate with outcasts and the disenfranchised, moved the crowd with the sheer eloquence of his words, and showed love and acceptance to everyone he met. Wherever our search for God takes us, it must start at the feet of Jesus and the simple message that God proclaimed in the second person of the Trinity: Life is love, and love is life! Perhaps we can dig deep within ourselves to harness the light and life of Jesus Christ so that we, too, can show love and acceptance to everyone we meet.