Our first reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians this morning could well have been written to all of us today, couldn’t it? He speaks of a crooked and perverse generation, and all we have to do is watch the news to see examples of that in our own day and age. And so his challenge to them is one that we should take on as well – to “shine like lights in the world,” holding on to the word of life. We do this by being people of prayer, people of service, people of witness, and above all, people of integrity. In what way is God calling you to shine like a light in this dark world?