It is said that which is holy is filled with light; and that which is not holy is cast in darkness. The charge of living is to fill life with holiness and light.
Admittedly, it is sometimes difficult to find light in this world. We open the newspaper in the morning, listen to the radio during the day, turn on the television at night, and surf the net morning, noon and night; and we are witness to a world that seems to be plunging more deeply into darkness. News reports are filled with stories of murder and kidnapping, graft and political maneuvering, people who second-guess others and ascribe motives so that the good work of society cannot be done.