(See John 12:35-36)
Being trapped in the bondage of sin is not a good place to be. When we walk with the Lord, we are not guaranteed a trouble-free life. On the contrary, we are invited to take up our cross daily and follow Jesus. However, we carry it knowing that Jesus has conquered even death itself.
We are unable to carry our cross willingly if we are mired in sin. If sin has a stranglehold over us, we will become more and more bitter at the circumstances of our life. We lose our joy and choose darkness over light.
I encourage each of us to choose the Light of Christ today. I challenge each of us to also specifically name one way we are going to do that. We can't let these steps simply be philosophical niceties. They must be tangible to make a difference. In what concrete way will you and I reflect the Light of Christ?