Today's readings are in Amos, a prophet many don't think of let alone know, about "justice." Jesus is reminding us, in the Gospel reading (John 8:12), He is the Light of the world. If we are following Jesus we are "walking in the Light." Jesus is the "Light" of hope, Love, peace AND 'justice.' Are we paying attention to what God is asking each of us, individually and as communities, to do? Are we strengthening our relationship with God so we can reach out to show God's Love and justice?
Martin Luther King, Jr made these particular verses, in Amos, famous in his "I have a dream" speech. Does knowing that help bring Amos to more importance for us? Do we "only" listen when we know the prophet? Do we only pay attention when whatever the topic/Scripture/readings/point is being made by someone important, or someone we know/like? Do we have 'prophets' in our lives that we are ignoring because they don't look like, sound like, what we think a prophet should be like?
Amos was/is calling the people back to a stronger relationship with God. Jesus is reminding people He IS the Light of the world and to "walk in the Light." Are we listening? Are we strengthening our relationship with God so we can be "walking in the Light," going (and doing) what God is asking us to do? Do we see how these readings still apply to us today? Are we doing?