Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Be the Light



I just finished watching a video about some of the wrongs going on in the world. I sighed, shook my head and whispered out load, "What can we do?" I opened up my fortune cookie from the Chinese meal that I just consumed and read, " It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

This message was especially potent for me. Anybody who knows me very well knows that I am constantly carrying on about The Light. I teach my Grandson the song, “ In this world of darkness we must be the light.” I write a blog titled Impressions named after the Impressionist Artists who blew the system with their impressions of light. I attend Quaker meetings where we share a belief that there is that of the light in everyone.

So now, in this time of great darkness, we have to let the light shine through us. I was watching the movie Heidi with my Grandson the other day and was struck by the hardships that this little girl had to live and how she brightened the world that she lived in by being her self through it all.

I think that is what we all have to do now, we are not just to sit in our bliss and forget what is happening in the world instead we can be fully aware of what is happening and how dark some of the corners really are and at the same time, shine, baby shine, shine with all that we got, be an instrument for light.

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