“You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:14.
The events of the last twenty-four hours have highlighted the fact that the world is a dark and savage place. Murder, terror, sin, and grief lurk around the corner, and there are many who seek to spread these horrible things to those around them. During times such as these, Christ’s words ring out more loudly, and His call needs to be heeded.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ calls His followers to stand apart from the world; to be the light in a world of darkness. The follower of Christ is to spread love, compassion, and to reflect God’s mercy and grace to the world. Each follower of Christ is like a single candle, illuminating their corner of the world; together these candles can bring light to all the world.
Choose to be the light in this world of darkness.