When have you heard or been told to “stay in the light”?
We naturally gravitate toward the warmth and light of the sun; we move closer to lamplight to better read or do our work. It helps to picture “light” as something illuminated from a lamp or the sun, but there is a “light” more crucial because it illuminates our souls.
Natural lights only take us so far in life; it is possible to be miserable on a beautiful, sunny day, but if we hold the light of Christ in our soul, we will find the faith, hope, and love we need every day.
Are you “staying in the light”?
Lord, keep us near, in your warm and blessed light.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!