What Are We Reflecting?

“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. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14–17, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – Our appeal to the world is best when we are out in the world.  A light is most noticeable when it surrounded by darkness.  So our words, backed up by our deeds, need to be in stark contrast to the world around us. Not for the sake of standing out in order to bring attention to our “goodness,” but to be a reflection of why we live our live the way we do.  Why we believe what we believe.  When the world looks at us, if they see a reflection of Jesus, it just might cause them to “praise [our] Father in heaven.”  It just might make a world of difference for them, the new world that is coming.

My Advice – Don’t hide it, don’t let it call attention to you.  Let it reflect Jesus.