“5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:5-10 (NIV)
At the Easter Vigil Mass in Catholic Churches, the new paschal candle, having just been lit outside from the flames of the Easter fire, is carried into the darkened church by the priest as he sings ‘Christ our light’, signifying the resurrection of Jesus, and I believe our salvation. It is always a very spiritually powerful and beautiful statement.