You will shine in the world like bright stars
because you are offering it the word of life.
Alternative Gospel Acclamation for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The readings of this Sunday each dealt in their own way with power and glory – proper attributes of God, and qualities that we might sometimes seek after, for good or ill.
Paul, in Philippians, sees distinction coming the way of the faithful when we perform our primary mission as Christians – that we imitate Christ in his work of bring enlightenment to the world, of bearing his light to the world oft-times darkened by sin or distracted by false lights from the one and true light.
Our light is an acquired light, gift in return for service: not ours by right, but given in love.
- Trying to avoid both pride and false modesty, where do you think your life might attract others to all that is good?
Philippi, Greece. (c) 2006.