Devotional Thought for our Days:
14 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. f 15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 HCSB
113 Don’t wait until you are old to start becoming a saint. That would be a great mistake! Begin right now, in earnest, cheerfully and joyfully, by fulfilling the duties of your work and of your everyday life. Don’t wait until you are old to become a saint. Because—I insist—apart from its being a great mistake, you never know whether you will live as long as that.
So it is Monday, and most of us are weary from the time change. (Even though we got an extra hour of sleep yesterday!) Already encountered a number of irritable people, and I know several more who will be irritable as I deal with them today.
Such is life! Not just Mondays, but every day we live.
Yet Jesus calls us to be the light of the world. Please understand, Jesus isn’t saying that He is the light of the world here, nor is He commanding us to be.
He is stating it as a fact.
We can cover the light up, we can hide it, we can waste it away. We do this all too easily when we forget that we are in God’s presence when we choose to ignore the fact that we dwell in His glory. insted of realizing the blessings, we get dismayed, irritated, tempted and exhausted by the things of this world. But we still are the light of the world.
Jesus, in uniting us to Himself at the cross and in our baptism had made this possible. The Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives, nourishing us, comforting us, is the guarantee of
Yeah, today is Monday, and not even as especially good Monday. Never the less, the Lord is with YOU.
So, be a saint, walk with God, know His love. and dwell in His peace. And when you think you can’t be, cry out, “Lord have mercy on me a sinner!” And know He has. That is why you are a saint, why you are the light of the world. AMEN!
Escriva, Josemaria. The Forge (Kindle Locations 599-604). Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.