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Share the Light of Christ

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We, as Christians, are called to be lights in the darkness.

Sometimes, it feels as though the darkness that is raging in our culture and in the world, is engulfing us.  However, we must remember that through the power of the Holy Spirit, the light of Christ resides in our hearts and souls.  That light calls out to be shared with those who are living in the darkness.

Listen to the voice of God that is stirring your heart.  

There are people all around you that are suffering…all in different ways.  See and hear the struggles and despair of those that are in need of compassion, love and mercy.  Ask the Lord to direct you, so that you may know the needs of his children that he places on your path.  It may be a family member, a friend, or someone that you come across in your day to day routine.

Listen.

Listen to what souls are in need of. It may be that they just need a listening ear and heart. They may have a particular financial or material need that you can help with.  They may be hungering for encouragement regarding their faith. They may be in dire need of hope.

You may be their lifeline to Jesus.  Sometimes, a person needs to know that “somebody loves me” before they can accept that “God loves me.” 

Let’s take the time to really see and hear those around us.  Let’s love eachother and extend friendship and fellowship.

Let’s be that person who shares The Light of Christ.

15 thoughts on “Share the Light of Christ

  1. True, there are many kinds of need, and just because we can’t help financially doesn’t mean we can’t still be used by the Lord to bless people in a big way.

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  2. I agree. Sometimes, I think people don’t realize what they have to offer to others. They are not aware of the blessing they could be…sharing a genuine smile, conversation, or listening with their heart.

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  3. I’m glad I read this – I’ve been strugglin. Im often trying to meet others needs especially my dependent parents and they annoy me so much. I feel its too much a burden to keep everyone happy. Sometimes people dont have needs, they are greedy and totally selfish! I have an elderly woman who comes seeking my financial aid… Of late I feel that I’m tired of trying to meet someone’s need, Im aint God to fulfill all their needs.

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    • Hello Vinodhini,

      So good to see you…thank you for sharing what is on your heart. ❤️

      You are right…you can’t fulfill all the needs of those around you.

      Here is what I have learned in my own life struggles…I have learned to pray for God, through the Holy Spirit, to fill me with grace, mercy and love. I ask him into my heart so that I may be a vessel of HIS love…even when I make the wrong choices or do not treat others with love and mercy. I ask him to make things right even through my weaknesses.

      Also…and this is the hugest thing that I have learned…I pray for those who are hurtful or that annoy me. I find that when I pray for them, not only they are affected by my prayers (through Jesus) but my own heart softens.

      The people in our lives (our family and friends) are not a coincidence. They are in our lives for us to touch, and also, through the struggles, they are there so we can develop virtue and learn to be more selfless, on our journey toward Jesus and ultimately Heaven.

      You can only fulfill needs that you are capable of. Only God can fulfill ALL needs and the most important needs. (That includes both others and ourselves)

      May God bless you…especially on this Good Friday, and May he bless you with joy and graces on Easter Sunday!

      With much love,
      Bernadette

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  4. Amen, Bernadette. It’s a delightful privilege God’s given us to reflect the Light of his Son to others. And in his wisdom, he created us to enjoy the blessing of giving even more than the blessing of receiving (Acts 20:35). Thank you for the reminder to look and listen for opportunities to be the Light!

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  5. Yes, we should be sharing our light daily.

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  6. “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 basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matthew 5, 14-15

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