Shine

When we are compassionate and just…we reflect the glory of God.

(Listen to my song “May I Be Light” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 5:14-16

Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

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When Jesus was teaching his followers…he just about never talked about beliefs.

Did you ever notice that?

Jesus usually talked about taking action.

He told his disciples that they must love, forgive and heal others.

By doing so…they would be “the light of the world.”

You can be the best believer in a set of beliefs…and at the same time be the most hateful, unforgiving and selfish person around.

There is nothing wrong with beliefs…as long as they lead you to being compassionate.

Following Jesus is primarily a way of life…not a set of beliefs.

May your way of life shine the Light of Love.

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Listen to the song of the day “May I Be Light” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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