(The Way of Perfection, Chapters 1,3)
"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.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify
your heavenly Father." (1)
The Light Must Shine
So many souls in dire need
So many hearts, lost and impure;
In countless ways, by word and deed,
The Lord's disdained -- who can endure?
The light must shine against the night;
Love must be shown, and hope restored;
By faith, our hearts will be set right
To honor Him -- our life and Lord!
May Christ call forth pure souls to
His church to stand against the night;
May prayers and fasting intercede,
That they may guide with heaven's light.
To live the counsels carefully,
To serve Him as a faithful friend,
To persevere here prayerfully --
All else is means unto this end.
To pray for Mother Church and souls;
And serve Him well - our foremost goals.
May the flame of holy determination burn
in our hearts and propel us to serve Him
with all our might.
1. Matthew 5:14-16
(c) Paul Buis, 2004