In these dark days, some words from St John: ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’.

St Augustine wrote: ‘But where is that light? He was the true light, which lights every man that comes into the world. … Understand, beloved, for He came to infirm minds, to wounded hearts, to the gaze of dim-eyed souls.

And T.S. Eliot: ‘O Light Invisible, we praise You! / Too bright for mortal vision. … / We thank You for the lights that we have kindled, / The light of altar and of sanctuary; / Small lights of those who meditate at midnight / And lights directed through the coloured panes of windows / And light reflected from the polished stone, / The gilded carven wood, the coloured fresco. … / Therefore we thank You for our little light, that is dappled with shadow. / We thank You who has moved us to building, to finding, to forming at the ends of our fingers and beams of our eyes. / And when we have built an altar to the Invisible Light, we may set thereon the little lights for which our bodily vision is made. / And we thank You that darkness reminds us of light. / O Light Invisible, we give You thanks for Your great glory!’

May God’s Light shine in you, and may it give light to others. May He bless you.