Walk in the Light, while you have the Light

Holy Fifty Days – Fourth Sunday

Adapted from a Homily by St. John Chrysostom

John 5:35-50


“Yet a little while is the light with you.”

  • Signifying that His death was a removal; for the light of the sun is not destroyed, but having retired for a while appears again.
  • How often does God give us windows of opportunities to believe in Him (think of trials and hardships as such windows)? Cease such events in your life before they end!


“Walk while you have the light.”

  • Of what season does He here speak? Of the whole present life, or of thetime before the Crucifixion? I for my part think of both, for on account of His unspeakable lovingkindness, many even after the Crucifixion believed.
  • And He speaks these things to urge them on to thefaith, as He also did before, saying, “Yet a little while I am with you” (John 7:33).
  • “Walk” signifies “companionship” and “relationship”! (Remember Enoch, Abraham, Moses and many others & their walk with God).


“He that walks in darkness knows not whither he goes.”

  • Even today, those who walk in darkness (apart from the light of the Truth), deceived by their own thoughts, think they walk a straight path.
  • A life without Christ is a meaningless and aimless life (knows not whither he goes)!


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