“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” (Philippians 2: 14-15)
Lights don’t argue and fuss. Radiance doesn’t show reluctance to shine or mutter about the fact it must glow. A beam of sunshine doesn’t question the validity of the sun’s purpose or vie with other rays. The shining light of the world just shines because it is natural to do so and because it must do what it is made to do.
We were made to be the innocent children of God, to dwell peacefully together, and to be the very evidence of our Source, the shining Truth of Life as Love. Let’s be careful not to question our capacity to shine or be timid about that intention to brighten the world, to heal and to save it from darkness. This is not only what you can do. It is what you were made to do.
We are the sons and daughters of God. Accept that. Daily. Be yourself—that wonderful proof of God’s presence. Be good and do good. Do it not because you were told to do it or by simply putting on good human behavior that you do with self-righteousness, complaint, and insincerity. Be the genuine light of the world because this is what you truly are. Be this shining beam because it is what you love and what you know. And shine on with gratitude and generosity because it is such a joy to be the blameless, harmless, children of God!
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