1 John 2:9-11 (NIV)
9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
In the darkness we blunder around, crashing into things, damaging them and ourselves in the process. In the light, however, we become aware of what’s around us, helping us to avoid such collisions and take care for them.
Spirit, help me to come into the light so that I might love those around me.