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Letting Your Light Shine

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." and he also says to us, "You are the light of the world... let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." As disciples of the Way, as early Jewish-Christians were called, we are obligated not only to try and live the Way, but also light the Way for others.

We don't have to walk on water, or calm raging seas to light the path for others. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Unselfish acts are the real miracles out of which all the reported miracles grow." And Mother Teresa said, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." So, let your light shine. So here are five little ways to let yours shine:>

  • Be positive. Start your day with praise. Sing a favorite hymn. Sing out loud in the shower and hum it all day long. It will put a smile on your face, a spring in your step and brighten not only your day but the day everyone you see.
  • Be good news to an old friend that you have lost touch with. Make contact. Reconcile if an old quarrel keeps you apart. Heal yourself and someone else by making peace with an enemy.
  • Give a child a gift. Love your children or grandchildren with the gift of your time, read a book together. Make something with your own hands and give it to them. Give them something you treasure and they will treasure you. Give a gift to a child you know who has little in life. Be a tutor, mentor, benefactor to a child in need.
  • Be a Wise Man or Woman. Give an extra gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh to a charity or family in need. Your treasures in heaven will be far greater.
  • Expand your circle of love. Make a new friend. Buy them a cup of coffee or lunch. Ask them about their parents, kids, brothers or sisters. Learn their story and then share some of yours. You will have much in common.
  • That's it. Be positive. Be Good News. Give yourself to children. Be wise in the ways of heaven. Touch and be touched by another human being. Who knows? Your light might lead another potential Wise One to the manger as well.

    "I don't know what your destiny will be, but this I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer

    Peace

    +Jeff



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    © Feb 2015 by The Rev. Jeff Douglas


    St. Thomas is a vibrant, welcoming, Christian community cultivating mind, body & spirit through worship, fellowship, and service, loving our neighbors as ourselves

    The Rev. Jeff Douglas, Rector

    Our Staff:
           Musician:
           Jonathan Johnston
           Secretary:
           Lisa Forbes

    Our Vestry:
           Gretchen Simons,Sr. Warden
           Michael Steczak, Jr. Warden
           Daniel McCamish, Clerk
           Ernie Carter,Treasurer
           Jamie Johnson
           Lindsay Vaughan
           Hugh Davis
           Patsy Jones
           Claudia Griffin
           Fred Liverman

    Parish Committees:
           Events:
           Hugh Davis
           Kitchen:
           Ernie Carter,
           Mary C. Pierce
           Garden Committee:
           Charles & Lois Sawyer
           Bazemore Garden
           Planning Committee:

           Patsy Jones
           Dicky & Becky Hoggard
           Lobster Feast:
           Jim & Linda Shotwell

    WORSHIP
           Altar Guild:
           Mary C. Pierce
           Acolytes:
           Charles Sawyer
           Flower Guild:
           Ernie Carter,
           Martie Tayloe,
           Patsy Jones

    EDUCATION:
           Adult Sunday School:
           Carolyn Peele
           Children's Sunday
           School:

           Gretchen Simons
           & Beth Douglas

    PASTORAL CARE:
    Becky Hoggard,
    Vicki Blandchard
    & Jerrie Taylor

    RECTOR'S COMPENSATION COMMITTEE:
           Ernie Carter
           Daniel McCamish
           Gretchen Simons

    If you would like to volunteer or have ideas about how St. Thomas' can have a more effective ministry in these areas, contact the appropriate person and make St. Thomas' ministry even better.