Children of the Light

August 31, 2021

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do. (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6)

CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT: We are not “the rest.” We are children of God. We are children of the light.

What a beautiful image in what has become such a dark world. God nudges us, nudges you. He asks you, “In this world of darkness, who is going to be the light? Will you do this for me?”

We are children of light. It is who we are. It is what we are capable of. It is our identity.

No, not me, we might argue. Jesus said to whom much has been given, much is expected. I’m average, I’m just me, no special gifts or talents. What have I been given?

How about life? How about love – unconditional love from an adoring Father who calls us His children?

No more excuses. You can’t get around this call to action. God expects more from ALL of us. He calls us to return to Him what has been given, and then some.

We must set aside our feelings of inadequacy. We must stop asking, “What can one average person like me possibly accomplish in a world of darkness?” We must stop saying, “God is not talking to me.”

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