“Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.” Katelyn S. Irons
Jesus claimed to be the “Light of the world.” He further told His disciples, “You are the light of the world…,” concluding the thought by saying, “Let your light shine…”
There can be no doubt that Jesus planned for His followers to reflect His character, virtue, and example in a world where light is not welcome.
A common occurrence in the conflict between light and darkness is the desire to extinguish the light by those who see it shining bright. The character, virtue, and example of Jesus creates an uncomfortable environment for those who walk in darkness. Their words and actions are exposed and they are convicted by the presence of such light.
As the thought today expresses, when this happens we need to take that ability away from them and use it to burn even brighter.
This is not about “doing” certain actions, but about leading out of “being.” The light is who we are, not just what we do.