“19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
What’s happening today makes sense when filtered through the words of God. “19 And the people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.”
Why are people turning to evil? Treat people like dirt long enough and eventually they rise up – but how? The list of oppressed and marginalized is long and everywhere, and in the absence of love, in that vacuum, evil exists. “20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” Evil exists in the vacuum where love isn’t. Evil exists because we refuse to love the way we’re called to love. Evil exists because we refuse to exercise the antidote.
Prayer is powerful. Sometimes you even get what you ask for because you’re asking for what God wants you to have – your wills are aligned. “21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
Come to the light. John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave (GAVE!) his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
We need to pray for the souls who have turned away from God and turned to evil, whether it’s ISIS, Kim Jong Un, the Clinton’s, whomever.
Love conquers all. Prayer is powerful. Doing nothing allows inertia to continue. Etc., etc., etc.
Pray for those who hate, for those who are marginalized, for those who don’t know the love of Christ. Pray that they come to know Christ, that they come to know love, that they come to follow His commands, that an eye for an eye can be put to pasture, that forgiveness can reign, that love can rule.