At morning Mass, Reading 1 continued from 1 John. From chapter 5, we read, "God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever possesses the Son has life; whoever does not possess the Son does not possess life." Therefore, it was Jesus whom I want to listen to and obey, and I felt great joy in that.
Next, I saw darkness hovering over the world and infiltrating most of God's children. Then I saw the light that's the bright, ever-present hope of God, and I felt great joy again.