We’ve talked this month about love and the power it can have in our lives. Love is a choice we each have to make; will we love ourselves, will we love our families, will we love our partner, will we love our kids, will we love our coworkers, will we love strangers? The choice we make determines what kind of life we’ll live. Will it be a life of light and possibilities, of victories and successes, of helping and supporting, or will it be a life of darkness and judgments, fears, shame and disagreements?
When we choose to add love to our lives, when we choose to help others rather than hurt them, and when we choose to contribute to the growth of the world, we’re choosing to shine a light on all that’s good, on the hope for a better tomorrow, on the belief that people are inherently good and not out to get us. But when we choose to hate, to judge, to corrupt, to waste, to condemn we’re allowing the darkness to take a stronger hold on our world.
Holly Gerth said it well: “The only way to get rid of darkness is to add more light.” If you’re tired of seeing the news reports, if you’re tired of seeing people hurt, if you’re tired of seeing the destruction of the world, the only thing to do is let in more light, share more love, invite God to make a difference and spread hope in a struggling world.
What choice will you make this week? Will you be light or dark, love or hate, acceptance or rejection?
“I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” John 12:46