I am the light of the world; the one who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have light and life.-Jesus (John 8:12)
There is a big difference between telling a person his ideas or deeds are wrong or sinful, and condemning him. We usually condemn the person; we do not make room for change and mercy.
Jesus is the light for all people of all times. By the light of Christ a person triumphs over all inner darkness. If we live in the light, the light will gradually illumine our innermost being.
Part of the human condition aggravated by sin is the absence of light for seeking and discerning what is good.
We need to be continuously enlightened through prayer, listening to the word of God, studying the teaching of the Church, and accepting the good advice of our brothers and sisters.
Sin is not just doing something bad. Sin is, also, to enclose ourselves in our own petty problems and rely only on human wisdom, without opening ourselves to the horizons of God.
To be in sin, on the other hand, is to live in falsehood; it is to persist stubbornly in a certain pride, an attachment to our judgments.
Our truth consists in living in accordance with our vocation as children of God. Truth and freedom always go together.
By doing evil one becomes an accomplice of the Devil and, even without wanting to do so, falls into a trap.
As long as we continue to be unconcerned about our time condition and are either agitated or idle, we are no more than slaves, even though we may excel in wealth, knowledge or status.
From the time we become children of God, everything we do bears fruit for eternity.
Yes, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believers in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Nobody gives birth to himself, and just as we received our life in the flesh from others so, too, we receive the life of the Son of God from the Spirit.
Jesus reveals to us that which, by ourselves, we are unable to know. Only Jesus comes from On High, and can fully satisfy the human heart. Those who do not recognize the Son of God remain in the situation humanity was in when expelled from Paradise.
May God, the source of hope; fill you with joy and peace in the faith, so that your hope may increase by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)