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I Will Make You A Light To The Nations

In today’s Catholic Buzz, we take a look at one of the verses from this weekend’s first reading, where through the Prophet Isaiah, God is telling his people, “I will make you a light to the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

God’s desire is very clear! He does not say, “I may make you a light”, or “I think I want to make you a light.”  No, no! He said, “I will make you a light to the nations.”

So if God is going to make us a light to the nations, why is there so much darkness in the world all around us? Here’s the problem; He cannot make us a light to the nations if we do not want to be lights.  God cannot make us “light to the nations” if we prefer to live in darkness, or we prefer to be indifferent  – which amounts to darkness.

God is faithful and true. He never goes back on His promises. He is true to His Word. In Isaiah 49: 6, God is expressing His desire to enter into partnership with us where the task at hand is the salvation of the world. He has given us the easy part; to be His lights in the world. He does the hard part of making it all happen. We must first do our part – be lights to the nations.

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