Reflecting the light

I heard about a New York policeman who found a boy in an alley flashing a mirror up to a window in one of the tenements. He suspected he was up to no good. But the kid protested his innocence and explained that he was flashing light up to his little brother in their apartment. “He don’t ever get out, mister.” The boy said. “He’s crippled with polio and the only sunlight he sees is what I flash up to him with this mirror.”
I suppose that’s an example of what Jesus meant when he said that we are the light of the world and that we should let our light shine. He was talking about the way that our words and actions flash reflections of God’s love and light to people who otherwise might never see them. It’s a wonderful thing to see the light come back into someone’s eyes, and it takes so little to do it.

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