“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world…the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not want to come toward the light, so that his works might be exposed.”  (John 3:16-21, from the Gospel of today’s Second Week of Easter Mass)

For John, darkness is the world’s sinful state.  Jesus brought light where there is no light; he brought light into the world’s darkness.  But the world “preferred darkness to light.”

Our prayers are requested for our Alicia Distel who begins chemotherapy to fight triple negative breast cancer.  She is a friend of SJJ staff member Jennifer Saba.  Jennifer says Alicia is a fighter and believes 100% in prayer. “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.”  (John 3:16, from the Alleluia Verse at today’s Mass)  St. John Berchmans, pray for us.  St. Ignatius Loyola, pray for us.

“The servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged.”  (2 Timothy 2:24)

God leads into what must be unknown to the one led.  To be led is to give oneself totally to Him who leads.  All distractions are sinful.  To be a servant to Him is happiness.