Sometimes feels like it’s about to go out…
I remember when I was a little girl, learning the old song, “This Little Light Of Mine, I’m gonna let it shine”. And like every other song I learned as a child, I sang it with my whole soul. My light, like my voice, was LOUD and PROUD.
These days it seems like there is such darkness in the world. People are angry, disillusioned, sometimes even hateful. Darkness of heart and soul feel oppressive.
I struggle with that darkness of heart sometimes. I’m struggling with it as I write this. As I said to someone recently, I know that happiness is a choice…but so is authenticity. So I won’t lie and say that I am OK right now. I don’t feel OK.
BUT, in times like this, when my own light seems to be fading, I am reminded of the light cast into the world by other people…creative, loving, optimistic, funny, encouraging people. I can borrow their light in order to strengthen my own. My friends share so much of their light with me, it would be difficult for me to stay in the dark for too long.
And in my sincerest prayers, I would ask God to forgive me for my darkness, especially when I have exposed it to other people. In the words of another old song, I want to “brighten the corner” where I am. Lord, help me to reflect The Light Of The World to those around me, especially those who struggle with times of darkness. Amen and Amen.