Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Be the Light

What are we to do with this season of darkness?
The only thing we can do, be the light for a weary world.
Be the one who restores faith in humanity (and God) to someone who has lost that faith.
Help the hurting people that you know, and some that you don't.
Give more. Of yourself, your resources, your time.
Hold a hand, wipe a tear, listen.
Pray, pray, pray.
What if we each found 26 people over the next year to help or comfort?
One every two weeks, it seems doable.
Start with yourself. Turn off the news, not because you don't care, but because the media fills the air with meaningless and unproven conjecture as they rehash what little they know.
They aren't interested in truth or fact, they are interested only in selling air time.
There are no answers there, only despair.
Turn it off and pray for the families, and for the people you know who are fighting battles.
And then light the tree and think about how each of us can  make a difference.
Be the light.
 

18 comments:

Sherry said...

Soft and beautiful Kathy. And I agree with everything you've said so eloquently! xo

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Perfectly said Kathy. Thank you for the reminder to be the light!

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful post...well said...amen

Connie said...

We gave up television about 27 years ago and haven't missed it one bit. People are amazed that we don't watch it or even HAVE one. I agree with you with all my heart. It's just become commercials and "opinions", not the actual news. I hate it. I use my computer for everything now. It's much less stressful, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Kathy,
I believe that you are so right. By being the light as we walk through this season, we are impacting the darkness around us.

God tells us that we are to dwell on things pure and good, but to be wise about darkness. The impact of what has happened spreads worldwide. As they little children and adults are out of harms way now in heaven, let us pray that the children and parents that are left behind for now will find comfort from our prayers.

karen

Terri said...

Well Said!!

Adrienne said...

Yes! That's exactly what I did this morning - turned the television off and began to focus on doing something for someone else! It's so healing - and it's the right way to be the light in a dark world! Thank you for your words.
~Adrienne~

Anita Kehn said...

This post is so beautiful and yes I want to and have been trying to be a "quiet light" for a long time to those around me.

GardenofDaisies said...

Very well said. Help the hurting, restore faith in humanity, hold a hand, give more. Amen.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm with you I haven't watched the news since Saturday. I told my neighbor that there's nothing to gain by watching the news re-hash and dissect. All you can do is pray for the families affected and the first responders who I'm sure have quite a bit to deal with as well.

Mimi Sue said...

Perfection. Mimi

Susie Q said...

Beautifully said Kathy...I wrote something like this on my Facebook page last week. To be the light, the sweet spirit we want to see in our world. It has to begin with us!
Sending you a hug and Merry Christmas dear lady!
Love,
Sue

Marilyn Broggie said...

Hi Kathy, I know you sent me an email, and now I can't find it! Thank you for your kind words....and this post, just beautiful! I haven't been watching much of the news lately because of my situation and the loss of those innocent children and their families. So sad, my heart goes out to them.
Love,
Marilyn

bj said...

You are so right...
I am up to my knees in making paper snowflakes for the school in Newtown.
xoxo bj

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Wishing you and your beautiful family the best Christmas ever. By being the light we can change what was meant for evil into blessings. We can pray and not let evil act steal all of our joy this season.

Merry Christmas

Karen

Chenille Cottage said...

Sage advice, Kathy!
It's time to stop pouring over the media reports and pray...Pray for the coming days for these families...and, for our nation.
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx

Auntie Bliss said...

WONDERFUl advice.
You are so right.
Tv has no place in my life.
Hugs for a prosperous New Year, Kathy!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

This is so, so true. We have been on a news-fast since the election and I can't believe how much lower my stress level is. Great decision!