Turn Toward The Light

You are the light of the world ... your light must shine in the sight of men

Matthew 5:14,16
Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalms 112:4-9; I Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16

In a recent magazine cartoon, two scientists, dressed in lab coats, are observing some kind of agricultural experiment. A row of plants is pictured in front of the scientists — flanked on one side by a powerful bright light — and on the other side by a large television screen. Each of the plants is leaning fully in the direction of the image on the TV. The caption beneath reads: “Notice how they grow away from the incandescent light source and toward the malicious celebrity gossip.”-1

We hear that and laugh because it strikes a chord in us. As Christians, how often do each of us turn away from the Life Sustaining Light of Christ, and toward the baser things…

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