There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of Him. John was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. This was the true light that enlightens every person by His coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him. Yet the world did not recognize Him.
“The world did not recognize Him” still resonates today, for when Christ appeared and continues to appear before the world, they are blind and do not recognize him. Woe to those who indeed recognize Him, but do nothing or reject Him. Even to those Christ will be merciful, should they accept their humility.