“‘Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.’ Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.” (Science and Health, page 367)
You are made to illumine the world with your authentic and powerful God-light. The goodness and love within you are meant to be shared and to bring healing and comfort and joy to others far and near. This light that is you; this valuable commodity that is genuine and needed, must endure.
If we are to be of use to others and find peace and satisfaction ourselves, we must be faithful about tending our light and keeping the “salt” of our nature real and true and of its most pure quality. It takes alertness not to get sucked into letting others take our light away from us by their own opinions and judgment. Likewise, it can be tempting to allow ourselves to blend in with others, thus losing the very specialness that is truly honest, God-designed, and therefore, powerful.
Continue to nurture your own light and love and capacity by remembering its Source. When you feel too small or too overwhelmed or too uncertain to cut loose and share boldly what you feel and know and are, simply remember that the all-wise Mind saw fit to form you, just as you are, and His purpose is that you express His own glory, presence, and goodness.
So, put yourself on that “hill.” Let yourself be aligned with and defined by God on High, and not by the earthly perceptions. Stay above and beyond limits, and on that mountain of Truth, shining boldly, joyously, and naturally!
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every weekday morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at email@example.com. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.