Shine

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Under the layers of masks we wear is the Light of Love…our true selves.

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

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Luke 8:16

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.

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It’s easy to tell people to shine their light…but it can seem hard to be a light when in the midst of struggles and difficulties.

It’s also hard to be a light when the people around you don’t seem very receptive…if not downright antagonistic. Those people are struggling as well.

But remember…it is not about you being perfect before you can shine your light.

It is not about you being worthy enough to shine your light.

It’s not about getting anyone’s approval to shine your light.

It’s not really your light anyway. It’s the light of God inside you.

That Light…is always there at your core.

God works with you where you are.

Every time, in our imperfection and struggles, we turn to the mercy and unconditional love of God in the present moment…we are more able to reflect that Divine Light to others.

Sometimes we can lack confidence that we’ll be able to say or do the right thing in tough situations. But, to paraphrase part of a prayer Mother Teresa often quoted: “Do it anyway.”

It’s not our job to change people’s minds or hearts…that’s up to a Greater Power.

Our job is to allow the light of Unconditional Love to shine forth from our core through the use of our varied gifts and talents.

Bask in the Light of the Love that made you.

It shines on you, in you and through you right nowjust as you are.

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

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

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