Life is like a voyage on the sea of history, often dark and stormy,
a voyage in which we watch for the stars that indicate the route.
The true stars of our life are the people who have lived good lives.
They are lights of hope.
Certainly, Jesus Christ is the true light, the sun that has risen above all the shadows of history.
But to reach Him we also need lights close by – people who shine with His light and so guide us along our way.
+ Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI
I give thanks for all the “lights of hope” in my life! Happy Feast of the Baptism of the Lord today.