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Your Light Matters.

“Your task doesn’t matter, your light does.”  Caroline Myss

It doesn’t matter what you do.  How menial or small the task.  What matters is the intention that it’s done with.  Through whatever we do, do we intend, send and extend love or something else?  I believe it was Mother Teresa who said that, “We’re not called to do great things, but to do small things with great love.”  It has something to do with what’s inside of us, with our identity, with who we are in Christ.  We have forgotten who we are and why we are here.  We are the light of God.  Jesus said about himself, “I am the light of the world.”  But he also said, “You are the light of the world.”  Is that just a nice idea, a symbol or something more?  An example to follow or even something deeper?  Could it be that we actually are the light of the world just like Jesus?  We often think that’s a little too much to believe about ourselves, maybe a bit arrogant?  But God says “Let your light shine.”  What a difference we can make in the world, even in our small little worlds by letting our light shine.  It doesn’t matter what we do, because with anything however small, with intention the light and love of God can shine through us to bring light.  And that changes things.

A prayer:  God help me to remember that I am the light of God and to let my light shine.  To set my intention to bring and extend light and love into this world.  That it doesn’t matter what I do.  What matters more is what I am and whose I am.  I am, as you called me, the light of the world. Help me never to forget this and let it change my life.  Help me to remember that this is my true identity, even when I doubt it and often.  And that no matter where I go, no matter what I do, whether I’m ordained or not, I am a minister of your love and light.