Last week I was praying at the end of mass and crying out to God because I felt I had to go comfort a friend and I just couldn't do it.
Me: "Lord, I don't have any peace to give them, help me!"
God: "Son, you were never expected to generate peace on your own. I AM your peace! Now just go there and be with them. I will flow MY peace through you to them."
Me: "Ok Lord, what a relief that I don't have to conjure up peace or goodness on my own!"
So I showed up and I channeled Christ who is our peace to that friend in need. But honestly, I could not have done it if I hadn't went to the place I felt most at home in this world, fed on God and focused on His light and goodness.
With that being said, I want to share all the quotes about light once more in a list form... the ones in motion at the top of this page. I hope they bless you and challenge you to focus on the source of all light and goodness in this world so you can in turn channel that light. Blessings!
King’s X - 1990
2 - Light unshared is darkness.
George MacDonald - 1892
3 - The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
St. John the Apostle - circa 100 AD
4 - Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
William L. Watkinson - 1907
5 - Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1957
6 - So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare - 1600
7 - His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
St. Matthew the Apostle - circa 70 AD
8 - The same sun which melts wax hardens clay.
Charles Spurgeon - 1881
9 - Light of the world shine on me, love is the answer.
Todd Rundgren - 1977
10 - I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness.
Jesus of Nazareth - circa 30 AD
11 - Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus - circa 1500
12 - To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo - Circa 1860
13 - This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Harry Dixon Loes - circa 1920
14 - Luminous beings are we.
Yoda - Long, long ago
15 - Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.
Marianne Williamson - 2008
16 - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
King David - circa 1000 BC
17 - Darn floor - big bite, You are love, fire and light!
Daniel Amos - 1987
18 - God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
St. John the Apostle - circa 90 AD
19 - Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Author Unknown (attributed to Ruth E. Renkel for whom information is quite elusive)
20 - In this place no candle burns for the Lamb shall be our light.
Terry Scott Taylor - Circa 1990
21 - See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.
Wayne Dyer - 2005
22 - Aziz! Light! Much better. Thank you, Aziz.
Professor Pacoli - 1914
23 - What is to give light must endure burning.
Viktor Frankl - 1946
24 - Let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
St. Paul the Apostle - Circa 58 AD
25 - We are all broken, that's how the light gets in.
Ernest Hemingway / Leonard Cohen - 1929 / 1992
26 - Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
27 - Light is good from whatever lamp it shines.
28 - The light in me honors the light in you.
Farmer's favorite take on Sanskrit: Namaste
29 - A child afraid of the dark? Expected. An adult afraid of the light? Troubling.
Home grown from web seeds.
30 - In Thy light shall we see light.
King David - Circa 1000 BC