But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:7


The Bible uses light as a metaphor for honesty because you can truly see and examine things in the light. But in darkness, no one can see the truth. All that is good is hidden. A life of honesty is a life of freedom.


Lord, give us a heart of grace,
a heart of forgiveness.

Break down the silence, Lord.
Bring kindness and compassion.
Bring light.

Give us peace,
as we put ourselves
in the shoes of those who hurt.

Heal the anger. Heal the pain.
Help understanding grow.

Is such peace possible, Lord?
Will honesty ever come?

God is kind,
God has compassion,
God forgives.

Can we, as his children, do the same?