Ephesians 5:8-9 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. * * * * * * The insidiousness of a culture that is becoming more individualized, isolated and lonely is that the darkness is easier to maintain. I have several lightbulbs in my house. When one goes out, I live with it. When another goes out, I live with it. And so on. It often takes another person visiting to say "How can you see in here?" before I do something with the darkness. We need one another to help keep the darkness at bay and to keep the light shining so that what is good and right and true greets us every day. * * * * * * * Holy God, may we fight the good fight with your light and truth. Amen.