“You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.”
Bible, Mathew 5:16 Voice translation
“It is important, therefore, that you ‘let your light shine’ or put your character on a candlestick, rather than under a bushel where no one can see it. … Try not to confuse letting your light shine with the serious fault of blowing your trumpet before you, as also mentioned in the Bible. This fault was offensive to God. It was a method used by the hypocrites to impress others by calling attention to their good works. They misrepresented themselves and deceived others into thinking that they were better than they were. The image that they presented to others was not the image that they really were.
On the other and, letting your light shine is a virtue. It indicates that you really do have a fine character, or light, and that you are showing to others the person that you really are.”
Helen B. Andelin, The Fascinating Girl
And a piece of advice I received this weekend, and contemplated this post as I was making delicious apple turnovers last night,
“I guess if there was one thing I could say to an obviously beautiful young girl like you is that over time, everything fades. That’s not meant to be a downer. It’s just the truth.
If you truly value your marriage and life you have created, you have to shine for you and you alone. That way when things around you fade, your light will still shine.”
(picture taken by Stephanie, video composed by defiggy101, youtube)