I've been picking up on this for a couple weeks now.
First, in an email message. Then in a daily Scripture email that arrives in my inbox each morning. Then at Mass. Then on the radio.
Now, I have moments of incredible brilliance. Really. Believe me. I do.
But once in a while, I need to be reminded of a particular point a few times.
Or, sometimes, more than a few times.
More like lots of times over the course of a couple weeks.
I have moments of spiritual blindness. Really. Believe me. I do.
But I am so grateful for God's gentle goodness to help me see what He's trying to call me to.
In this case?
We hear the word so many times throughout the Bible.
I love that in some Scripture passages, when the word "light" is used, it is referring to God. In some passages, Jesus is the Light. In other passages, WE are called to be the light, and to bring the Light to others.
Light is where the "good stuff" is. We are called into the light of life that Jesus claimed for us through his death and resurrection!
It has been said that the light from a single candle can be seen from two miles away. I've never set that experiment up to test it for sure, but I think the point it well taken that light will break through darkness. Good will prevail. We are called by Christ to let our light shine. I love the verse inscribed on this ring from Philippians 2:15: "You will shine like stars..."
This ring is part of the Everlasting Light collection from DaySpring. Don't you love that name?
I am fortunate that our home is situated outside of any town or city, which allows us to see the stars on any clear (or relatively clear) night. I never cease to be amazed at the vastness of the sky, filled with stars. The Bible says that God calls each star by name. With all the billions of trillions of stars in the sky, God knows every.single.one.
To borrow a phrase from my teenage years, that blows my mind. Really.
In the same way that God calls each star by name, each of us are called to let our light shine as well. To bring Christ, the Light of the world, to this broken world of today in which we live.
So even though it takes me a while to "get it" sometimes, I have loved God's reminders of light -- to be light, to live in the light, to let my light shine.
I think I get it now, Lord. Really. Believe me. I do.
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