Shining the Light of Christ

During the Lenten season as we move closer and closer to Easter, a Scripture from the Bible usually is called to be preached from in the Revised Common Lectionary. It is one that challenges Christian to shine the light of Christ upon all men. It’s tough for any one of us to do good all of the time. I know that I don’t. I’ve been known to make some pretty poor choices, especially when it comes to treating the people around me with love and care.

Shining the light of Christ means showing goodness, being righteous and honest in all of your relationships, personal and professional. I admit thought that sometimes that is awfully hard to do because we live in a dark dark world filled with violence and hatred.  This tough world though, if you think about it, is controlled and managed by human beings who aren’t always willing to show love.

 

All the more reason, in the midst of this dark world, for Christians to shine their light and be beacons to those around us.  We are called to be separate from the rest of the world. We are called to be different. Not to be judgmental, not to be spiteful or jealous or unforgiving but in fact the complete opposite. The light of Christ is love, it’s understanding, it’s lack of spite and jealousy, it’s forgiveness. Really it’s very simple if you think about it. I pray that we all are able to shine Christ’s light and let no one around us snuff it out.

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