Light from Light!

1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

When you look at the sun, do you see the sun or the light from the sun?  Obviously, to do the one is to do the other.  Christianity says the same thing is happening when you look at Christ.  If you’ve seen the Son, you’ve seen the Father, for the Son is the exact representation of the Father, just as sunlight carries with it the exact representation of the sun from which it came.  That is why the Creed calls Jesus “Light from Light.”  Today, worship the Son and you will worship the Father.  You can’t do one without the other!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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