Let Your Light Shine

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CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Steve Beckham of Thoughts Along the Way. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the season leading up to Easter. And while this isn’t an Ash Wednesday post per se, if you read on I think you’ll find it a wise and apt reflection for the season ahead.

Thoughts Along the Way

Matthew 5:13-20

Early in the first semester of his junior year at Columbia, Sandy Greenberg unexpectedly lost his sight from glaucoma.Depressed by his sudden blindness and unable to imagine any kind of meaningful future for himself, he dropped out of Columbia.But his girlfriend, Sue and his roommate, Arthur, who was also his best friend, wouldn’t let him just sink into self-pity.Sue and Arthur talked Sandy into returning to Columbia and stuck by him, taking turns reading his textbooks to him and helping him study.

Blindness required Sandy to make some serious adjustments in his life and to learn a whole new set of skills.Sue and Arthur had to make adjustments, too, to keep their promise to Sandy, but they navigated it all with wry humor.Arthur started calling himself Darkness because Sandy told him one day that he had become a disembodied voice in the darkness.

All that work paid off.Sandy…

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7 Responses to Let Your Light Shine

  1. Thank you, Mitch. I always appreciate your appreciation.

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    What a great post! Thank you for sharing this inspiring witness with us, Mitch. We can all use a little more of this kind of “saltiness” in our lives.

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  3. Clare Pooley says:

    An inspiring post. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow.

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  4. #hood says:

    matthew 5:11 & 45 explains how to hide your word in the light to not sin against thee had verse 13 & 20 how many verses in matthew 5 is that 22 o 47 verses

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  5. In 2002, my daughter and I attended the multi-faith celebration for World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who flocked to Toronto, Canada. The theme was, of course, Mathew 5:13-14 You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. It was such an awe-inspiring event with such a powerful message. Thank you for rekindling this wonderful memory with your blog, Steve. The backstory about Art Garfunkle and how his blind friend “saw” his potential and helped him with his last dollar was touching. Sandy, with encouragement from his friends, also accomplished what the Good Lord intended. Thanks, Steve for sharing this story. Thanks, Mitch, for sharing your blog space

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