You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Each one of us displays a bit of the glory of God. Little shards & reflections of His character glitter throughout our personalities. God doesn’t call for us to hide away from people and become some sort of hermit. We are all different kinds of light and when we come into contact with people… there’s going to be an interesting reaction.
For some people who’ve been stumbling, we’re a godsend. Suddenly they can see the path before them and they find themselves drawn closer. They blink their eyes, trying to get accustomed to the brightness, trying to see things that only tripped them up in the darkness.
But for others, it’s not as pretty. They come closer and they sometimes find that their own character is illuminated. The ugliness that hid so well in the shadows cannot find refuge from the ray of light that pierces the darkness. They are repulsed at this image and run in the other direction.
There are many different kinds of light. Lasers that can cut through things with precision. Bonfires that burn with crazy intensity and set off nearby tinder. Candles that sway wiith the breeze slowly burning down to little nubs.
What kind of light are you? And what kind of reactions have you gotten?