“You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light and make your light shine.” (Ephesians 5: 8-9, Contemporary English Version)
We’ve seen the light. We’ve had the radiance of God’s Truth glow within our hearts and serve as a beacon on our way. We’ve had our eyes opened to harmonious reality right where discord had seemed so real. We’ve recognized the true Word as that which feels natural to us, that ideal of Life and Love that just agrees with our innermost desires.
This light is a torch for us to bear into the world, to guide and warm others, to show them by example that there is good news and it belongs to all. Most of us have had periods of living in the darkness of ignorance or pride or fear. We’ve listened but not really heard or accepted. We’ve been shadows on our own goodness with own self-judgment and ego. So, we know the difference between darkness and light. We know why we are in fact blessed.
So, don’t let timidity or self-doubt keep you from acting like the enlightened soul that you are. Not only is your light too big to keep within a box of self, it is also easier squelched when it isn’t serving its purpose. The light is Love. Love needs to be shared. It needs to be celebrated. It has to be utilized in order to multiply.
And that light needs to be kept pure as well. This loving and healing presence we cherish is one which not only has compassion for others, but also true respect for them and for the fact that they already have the light within as well; they just may need your light to help find that switch and turn it on!
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