Text: :"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." - Ephesians 5:8.
Comment: In the text for today, St Paul is admonishing Christians not to take part in works of darkness anymore. Such works of darkness include, among others, the activities of secret cults / secret societies where they take various oaths of allegiance and secrecy and make blood covenants. They kill, rape, maim, destroy properties of perceived enemies and rival cult group members etc. People join these secret cults/societies for fame, fortune, wealth or riches, or to get connected to the high and mighty in the society. There are even stories of how some youths lost their precious lives while going through the ordeal of initiation into cults. Those who are already in such secret organizations should with determination, and above all prayers to God, discontinue their membership and trust in the protection of God Almighty. St Peter said “And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” - 1 Peter 3:13.
St Paul admonished Christians thus, “Be not ye therefore partakers with them. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret”. - Ephesians 5:7, 11, 12.