What can people say about my life?
Is my shadow my own or merely a masquerade?
Do I allow others to see my battered, broken, belabored soul?
Why am I afraid to be real?
How often do I give testimony to the rebirth and reawakening that has revived me?
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (Titus 2:11-15, ESV)
Why can’t I ask hard questions of others?
Is it fear of rejection, ridicule, or retaliation?
When people look at my shadow, do they see Jesus?
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16, ESV)