Friday, May 12, 2006

They May See

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven.”

(Matthew 5:16)

There are several interesting elements to this verse. First of all Jesus said, “Let your light so shine.” What happens when you open a kitchen window on a spring April day? You let the cool fresh air in. The air is already cool, fresh and blowing. The opening of the window simply lets that reality into your kitchen. Likewise, Jesus isn’t telling us to go make light, but rather simply open the window and let the wind, or in this case the light out. It should be natural, unforced and full of grace. The good works were never intended to be a program or a project, rather it was intended to be a living projection of Who Christ is within us.


 What are some passions, giftings, areas of resource that God has given you, that could be used to shine in our community?

 When you look around our community/city, what real problems do you see that could use practical solutions?

Recommended Reading

More Ready Than You Realize, Brian McLaren
The Secret Message of Jesus, Brian McLaren
A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren

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