This Little Light of Mine


A reflection on Matthew 5: 14-16

It is so simple.
And, so hard at the very same time.

When you are kind to another
     You are the light of the world.

When you stand up for what you know to be right
     You are the light of the world.

When you feed someone who is hungry
     You are the light of the world.

When you smile at a stranger
     You are the light of the world.

When you walk humbly with your God
     You are the light of the world.

When you treat another the way you would like to be treated
     You are the light of the world.

When you treat another the way they would like to be treated
     You are the light of the world.

When you extend hospitality
     You are the light of the world.

When you build a longer table rather than a higher wall
     You are the light of the world.

When you see God in the eyes of another
     You are the light of the world.

When you see God in your own hands and face
     You are the light of the world.

When your words heal
     You are the light of the world.

When your vision of tomorrow matches the Dream of God
     You are the light of the world.

When your vision of tomorrow drives your actions today
     You are the light of the world.

When you claim your calling as a child of God
     You are the light of the world.

When you include those Jesus named as the least of these
     You are the light of the world.

When you sow seeds of hope
     You are the light of the world.

When you build up rather than tear down
     You are the light of the world.

When you seek justice and resist evil
     You are the light of the world.

When you reach out your hand
     You are the light of the world.

When love wins
     You are the light of the world.

When the Bread of Life becomes intertwined with your life
     You are the light of the world.

When you understand you are the Cup of Blessing
     You are the light of the world.

This little light mine I’m going to let it shine.

Paul Alcorn is the Pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village, NY. 

 

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