Light is sweet! and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. However many years mortals may live, let them, as they enjoy them all, remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that is to come is vanity. Ecclesiastes 11:7-8 (USCCB)
Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (USCCB)
Quoheleth reminds us that our life on this earth is fleeting and will ultimately end up in darkness, unless we cry out to Jesus who brings us the light that will never fail, never cease. Jesus is the answer to the vanities of this life. As we prepare to begin our Lenten journey, let us always bear in mind that our efforts to come closer to the Lord will always be tainted by our human weakness. We will be tempted to think that it is useless and accomplishing nothing -- do not give up! You are directing your heart and your soul to the True Light, and the True Light will accomplish what your human weakness cannot.
Peace and Grace to all!