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 5:16 ESV)
Jesus came in the form of a man on assignment so that we could have access to eternal life and so we would not die in our filthy sins. Jesus also came to be a beacon of light in a dark world. As followers of Christ, we are supposed to work hard at reflecting the light that Jesus left for us. Jesus came to show us the way. This information is basic Christianity 101. We are limited, and Christ is limitless, the Bible tells us even in our righteousness we are still filthy rags. We must strive to extend the grace to others that Christ has extended to us. We are connected to the vine; we cannot always hide behind the vine. We have attached to the vine no need to hide, but we must let our light shine before others and show forth the fruits of the spirit as Christians; love kindness, long suffering, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, self-control, faithfulness.
If someone asks me for directions and I Know the way, I should do my best to not always fall back on Jesus Is the one who will order your steps and direct your path. If someone asks me for help, I should try to help them, not always let them know that their help comes from the Lord. If someone needs me to listen to them, I should try my best to listen and not always tell them Christ is available 24 hours a day when no one will listen to you. Many people know this already, but what about being Christ-like. We ask the question what would Jesus do? Jesus would give directions, Jesus would help, and Jesus would listen. As followers of Christ, we can do the same. Do we get this right all the time, NO! But we should pray about our behavior when we just do not want to be bothered, or we are having a bad day or just outright nasty. What we do and how we behave gives glory to God. Lord continue to work on me because I do not always reflect your light as a follower of Christ. Thank you for being the light in my life and showing me how I can reflect your light in a dark world. God bless.