Thursday, September 9, 2010

You Are Light

Jesus says, "You are the light of the world." I like even more what Jesus doesn't say. He does not say, "One day, if you are more perfect and try really hard, you'll be light." He doesn't say, "If you play by the rules, cross your T's and dot your I's, then maybe you'll become light." No. He says, straight out, "You are light." It is the truth of who you are, waiting only for you to discover it. So, for God's sake, don't move. No need to contort yourself to be anything other than who you are.

- Father Gregory Boyle, Tattoos On The Heart


  1. I spend so much time criticizing myself. I wish I could see myself as God does sometimes!

  2. Mmmmm, I love that. I think the biggest hurdle for God's children is knowing and believing that God loves us right now, wherever we are in our walk. We are light!