John 1:6-10

November 21, 2010

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of the Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Today I find it interesting that the true Light–or the light of Christ–lights every man that comes into the world. To me, this means that all of us, at some point, have the ability to know right and wrong. This is probably dependent on our realm of knowledge and experience, but I like that it points out that every man that has been born has some glimmer of this light. It seems that philosophical and political trends that want make all decisions subjective would here find a stopping point. If all people can know right and wrong, true good motives are possible to define, and ethical decisions can be made as we seek both the inner light of humanity that He gave us and the guidance of the Holy Ghost in the teachings of the gospel.