St. John’s gospel was carefully written. Even in the midst of telling the story the fourth evangelist throws in little phrases that make you pause and think. For example, at the Last Supper when Jesus is confronting his betrayer, dealing with his denier, and predicting his abandonment St. John adds: And it was night. Earlier in the gospel Jesus had announced that he was “the Light of the World.” As he approached his passion that light was being shaded by the forces of darkness. It was night because they did not follow the path that Jesus had shown them. It was night because they were thinking only about themselves and not about the community of love Jesus had formed. How about us, is it night?