There are some people whose lives are so bright that they light up the world’s stage. We admire them; they inspire us. We call them heroes or saints. Yet, it is those people who are close to us whose light or darkness has the greatest impact on our lives—family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. These everyday people influence us by who they are. We live in their light and they live in ours. Our own responsibility is to live our lives transformed by the gospel. We are called to be light for others, not ostentatiously, but by the daily quiet reflection of integrity and commitment to our values.
Teach me your ways lead me in a straight path.
Who do you want to emulate? Why? To whom are you an example? What light do you reflect?
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify God.
You are the light of the world.
We are recognizable as true disciples of the One who is the Light of the World, not in words, but by our works. Indeed, it is above all our behavior that — good or bad — leaves a mark on others.
Light gives of itself freely, filling every available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.
Vern P. Stanfill
If you are the light, you cast away the darkness.
An empty lantern provides no light.
You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.
There are two kinds of light- the glow that illumines and the glare that obscures.