Do you ever experience being afraid of the dark? I know that I occasionally do; especially after watching a scary movie. (Have you ever noticed that those are nearly always staged at night?) What makes the dark so scary? The lack of light, obviously; without light it’s hard to set our feet or place our hands anywhere safely. Without light we can’t tell who or what might be out there in the dark. We don’t want to walk in the dark. We want light. But, our fear of the dark can be nothing compared to when our spiritual path is in the dark. Both the Prophet Isaiah and the Gospel writer Matthew point to Jesus who shines real light upon our spiritual paths, illuminating our spiritual lives. By his light, we can now become reflectors of his light for others.