Matthew 5: 14-16
“You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
This passage reminds me to be “out there” with my faith and my actions. I am not to boast, or call attention to myself, but there is no good reason to hide my faith. It does bother me to think of my life as an example to others, and maybe I need to take a closer look at that.
Father God, I try to always be open and honest about my faith, but I know there are things I could handle better. People will look to believers for guidance, but also to find fault. Help me to be ready for the first, and fearless of the second. Amen