“You are the light of the world. You cannot hide a city that has been built upon a mountain.” (Matthew 5: 14, Aramaic Bible in Plain English)
We are made to share our light. This light is that goodness and love that God has given us; the reflection of Truth’s presence and power. Such brightness can’t really be hidden, and yet at times we try to do just that. We choose to question our capacity to have a meaningful impact on others and instead shadow our own light in self-doubt and fear and personal sense.
But this city, this great ideal that God expresses through you, is a powerful beacon and sanctuary. Its purpose can’t be denied. There is no way that something so large and lovely and true as God’s own intention of Love, can be kept under wraps.
It is situated on a mountain. It stands upon a rock that puts it above the earth and its dark beliefs. When we stand upon the mountain—the recognition that our light and our power are founded in God, the great I AM, the infinite Source—we are able to accomplish much and find the true confidence to share that healing glow with all.
You are a living witness to God’s qualities. You have an abundant gift to give to the world simply by remembering who you are as God’s own image, His powerful and necessary expression of Truth, Life, and Love.
Don’t hide your radiance or qualify it. Get on that mountain and shine!
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