Luke 8: 16
16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.”
Who are you? This is a question that you have to answer every day. Are you a disciple of Christ or not? We all have a fear of being seen as different. Yet, this is just what Christ asks us to be.
We are to be different, not in a negative way, but in the way we love. We are to show love and mercy and forgiveness even in the midst of hate and retribution, even to our enemies.
This love is our light that shines forth into the world. It is to be a beacon to the lost, the lonely, and the suffering; a light that should never be hidden.
May the love of Christ be with you,
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)