Mathew;s gospel 5:14-15 You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.; Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the house.k;
As a married man, I would say I personally have an issue with this one, especially when I;m not a loving husband.; I need to put more effort on the small things which offend my wife before they pile up and tip over the scale, which generally leads to a big fight.; I shouldn't just improve in doing this to avoid fights but to truly show my wife I do care and respect her, but even more that I do it for love of God and set a good example to my children or anyone else is in my life, who see everything I do.
This wouldn;t just apply for marriage but for other things and everyone else from our work environment to attending church.; How many times we lost or patience, join in gossip, loose our temper and the list goes on .We lost that opportunity to be the light to everyone else.
It;s one thing to claim we are religious and have faith, and another where we don;t try to act or be a true Christian by example.; Simply we need to not just only do talk the talk but try walking the walk.; Otherwise we can be responsible not just losing our own salvation, but others lose theirs by the bad example we give.; This ;is clearly an issue for Catholics who have fallen away from the Holy Church not because they purely choose too, but mainly they haven;t had anyone around them really being a good example of what it is to be a follower of Christ and take up their cross.;
May we always pray for this grace, and as I mentioned before, if we can work on the little things to improve ourselves to be the light to others wither their close to us or not, then we work God;s will, and follow Jesus as he asked us to do.