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Patches of Godlight

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“No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a basket or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lamp stand, so that those who enter may see light.”
–Luke 8:16

Each interaction we have with another person or group of people gives us the chance to share goodness or to shine a light on the good and the right. I ran across a clipping I have with these words of advice:

“People can be unreasonable, illogical and self-centered…Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of ulterior motives…Do good anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow…Do good anyway. Honesty may make you vulnerable…Be honest anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get knocked down…Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Theologian C.S. Lewis once wrote, “Any patch of sunlight in the woods will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of experience.”

In this week and in this continuing Easter season, may we shine a light on what is good and right so that we any be “patches of Godlight” for others.