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.