SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
Relic was right. The light had run out and the universe was truly in trouble. His goal to break through the Source Wall and refill the Reservoir for the Emotional Spectrum – the Light Source – was the only way to restore balance to the Universe. Except it wasn’t up to him to do it.