The metaphor of Light and darkness is used a lot in the bible, at creation and beyond.
Light is more relational than we think ?
In 1 John 1:5-7 John reckons there’s something deeply relational to walking in the light. He goes further in 1 John 2:9. How or why do you think that light might be so relational ? Why would hating someone affect light ? Can you think of an example.
Light reveals what’s there – trust it.
Colin told the story of dealing with bribes ? Have you any experience of this ? When have you prayed for the light to reveal something hidden. Note that John suggests that we also have hidden stuff to confess.
Light as a barrier.
The pharisees thought they had control of access to the light. Jesus’s constant response seems to have been to include those that were being excluded – as if to say “This light is for you”. What might that look like for us ? Do we ever behave that way ?