"One of my favorite verses about the Word of God comes from Psalm 119: 'Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path.' The Word of God as a lamp to light our path - it's a very useful image for us, isn't it?
"I wonder - have you ever found yourself in absolute, total darkness, perhaps after a storm when the power's out, or while exploring a cave, or in a forest at night? Can be a pretty scary experience, right?
"Sometimes it seems that our world is in moral darkness too, filled with so much sin, division, anger and confusion. . . ."
In a recent commentary, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence
(RI), reflected on how the Word of God provides light for us amidst the turmoil in the world.
To access Bishop Tobin's complete essay, please visit:
The Imitation of Christ: The Word Of God Is Our Light (21 OCT 21)