This little light of mine

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I’m going to hide it when it’s inconvenient. Assume it’s too weird; too unbelievable; too much for some people to handle –just pretend it isn’t there. Or like- it’s not that big of a deal. Get frustrated with it when I’m basking in darkness; wrapped up in darkness and don’t need any light barging in. I’ll dim it a little–it’s far too bright sometimes–I’ll play it down. Not everyone can handle that much light. I’ll truncate and manipulate it to fit my needs, my desires–what I think it should look like. When it’s shining all around me, when it’s beauty is illuminating everything I see, when it’s so bright and radiant that I’m literally comforted by it’s presence and should be standing in awe that something can be that magnificent- I’ll doubt it; make it prove itself to me.

I’m not trying to be cynical here. I really and truly promise that. But sometimes reality catches up and the songs we learn about faith when we’re children seem so simple, when life is actually quite complicated. Jesus knew that full well. That’s why we’re called to childlike faith. That’s why:

“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 18:2-4

I don’t want to downplay the reality that that is HARD. But it’s important. If it wasn’t, He wouldn’t have said it. The phrase “Great Commission” is intimidating in and of itself. Let’s let our little lights shine.

Everyday, everyday, I’m going to let my little light shine. 

2 Comments

  1. Katelyn, this really is a wonderful post! It’s the struggles we face out in the world, like this, that help us hone in on the spirituality Christ offers. At times we feel alone, separated by our communion with His light, and can see or hear things others don’t quite grasp. God has given you a gift, and it’s your responsibility to grow into it. It’s hard to learn full transparency with spiritual matters–a LOT of people wont like you for your belief and choices. But you’ll prevail if you’re walking on the path He carved for you.

    Your faith will be your guide. Even if that faith seems a little weird to those around you. Just know that you’re not alone, and I know you’re going to do great things in your calling.

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    1. Erik, thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! It’s so great to hear from you, and with such a sweet message too! I appreciate it more than I can say. 🙂

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