Lumen Gentium
quotes to light up the world

Light Quotes from Sacred Scripture

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. - 1 John 1:5

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. - Revelation 21:23

No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over. - Isaiah 60:19-20

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen. - 1 Timothy 6:15-16

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. - James 1:17

For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them. - Psalm 44:3

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. - Psalm 119:105

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. - John 1:4-9

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. - 1 Peter 2:9

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. - Isaiah 9:2

“… that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.” - Acts 26:23

… giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. - Colossians 1:12

“I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.” - Isaiah 42:6-7

He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” - Isaiah 49:6

But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. - Malachi 4:2

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” - John 8:12

Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us, TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace. - Luke 1:78-79

“While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” - John 9:5

So Jesus said to them, "For a little while longer the Light is among you Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. "While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light " These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them. - John 12:35-36


For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. - 2 Corinthians 4:6

Fire Quotes from Sacred Scripture

“The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.” - Exodus 3:2

“for our God is a consuming fire.” - Hebrews 12:29

“And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.” - Acts 2:3

“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!” - Luke 12:49

“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” - Matthew 3:11

“John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” - Luke 3:16

“‘Is not My word like fire?’ declares the LORD, ‘and like a hammer which shatters a rock?’” - Jeremiah 23:29

Get Fired up with the saints

“You are a fire always burning but never consuming; you are a fire consuming in your heat all the soul's selfish love; you are a fire lifting all chill and giving light.” - Saint Catherine of Siena

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” - Saint Catherine of Siena

“O Jesus…, strengthen our souls, open out the way for us, and, above all, intoxicate us with your Love! Make us into blazing fires to kindle the earth with the heavenly fire you brought us.” - Saint Josemaria Escriva

“O Jesus, I want to be a blazing fire of Love—madness. I want it to be sufficient for me just to be present in order to set the world on fire for miles around, with an unquenchable flame.” - Saint Josemaria Escriva

“Don’t let your life be sterile. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith… and light up all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ that you carry in your heart.” - Saint Josemaria Escriva

“A good tree, that is, a good heart as well as a soul on fire with charity can do nothing by good and holy works.” - Saint Angela Merici

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” - Saint Francis of Assisi

“The Eucharist is a fire that inflames us, that like lions breathing fire, we may retire from the altar being made terrible to the devil.” - Saint John Chrysostom

“I beg the goodness of our Lord to dispose our souls for the reception of the Holy Spirit so that, burning with the fire of His holy love, you may be consumed in the perfection of this love which will enable you to love the most holy will of God.” - Saint Louise

“There is no better wood for feeding the fire of God’s love than the wood of the Cross.” - Saint Ignatius of Loyola

“One loving heart sets another on fire.” - Saint Augustine

“The Church needs a perennial Pentecost. She needs fire in her heart, words on her lips, prophecy in her outlook.” - Pope Saint Paul VI

“Go forth and set the world on fire.” - Saint Ignatius of Loyola

“The love of Christ arouses us, urges us to run, and to fly lifted on the wings of holy zeal… the man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he desires and works with all his strength to inflame all men with the fire of God’s love.” - Saint Anthony Mary Claret

“The devil fears hearts on fire with the love of God.” - Saint Catherine of Siena