“The birth of Christ in our souls is for a purpose beyond ourselves:
it is because His manifestation in the world must be through us.
Every Christian is, as it were, part of the dust-laden air
which shall radiate the glowing Epiphany of God, catch and reflect His golden Light.
You are the light of the world—
but only because you are enkindled,
made radiant by the One Light of the World.”
“Blessed are you
who bear the light
in unbearable times,
to its endurance
amid the unendurable,
who bear witness
to its persistence
when everything seems
“Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and love.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly
that all my life may only be a radiance of You.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact
with may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus.
Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as You shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others.”
You are the light of the world.
A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand,
and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before people,
so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
Questions for reflection:
• How did I bring Your light into someone’s life today?
• What person needs light in their lives? How could I bring that to them?
• Who brought Your light into my life today?