We are not saints; we are not heroes. Our lives are lived in the quiet

corners of the ordinary. We build tiny hearth fires, sometimes barely strong

enough to give off warmth. But to the person lost in the darkness, our tiny

flame may be the road to safety, the path to salvation.

It is not given to us to know who is lost in the darkness that surrounds us

or even if our light is seen. We can only know that against even the

smallest of lights, darkness cannot stand. A sailor lost at sea can be

guided home by a single candle. A person lost in a wood can be led to safety

by a flickering flame. It is not an issue of quality or intensity or purity.

It is simply an issue of the presence of light.


Kent Nerburn      Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
~It is easy to forget that you may be the light for someone else.
Be A Light.