This is the third in a series of brief blogs on the ease of reading the words of Jesus in the book of Matthew … and the difficulty of following them.
You are the light of the world.
I’m the light of the world? Me? Really?
I have several flashlights in my home. They were purchased to shine brightly for when the electricity fails at night – when there’s nothing but dark.
So, what is it about flashlights that they always – and I do mean always – fail when they are needed the most?
The electricity is out. It’s night. It’s dark. And if by some miracle I find one of the hundreds (OK, that’s hyperbole), it doesn’t work.
And that brings us to the light of the world of which Jesus spoke in Matthew 5:14.
I’m confident that Jesus, when He referred to you and me as lights of the world, didn’t mean that we were to be flashlight Christians – hard to find and low on batteries.