The Gift of Reflection

To reflect is to throw back light instead of absorbing it. Light reflects light; darkness absorbs light—this is a law of physics. The absorption of light is what makes an object dark. When light is absorbed by an object, the energy is converted to heat. Perhaps this is why the Bible refers to Hell as a hot place, a dark place, a place of burning. People who only care about themselves cannot know God—they are absorbers; they take but do not give. They hear but simply don’t care. The love that’s given to them is absorbed, never to see the light of day again, never returned. This blog is a reflection of my heart and my soul. I’m throwing back the light within me and sharing it with people as opposed to holding on to it for myself. This is my hope for others as well—that they would reflect the love of God.

Be the change you wish to see in the world; be a reflection of what it is you seek from others. If you want love, be love. Love yourself and love others. If you want mercy, be merciful. If you want respect, be respectful. If you want a relationship with God, then become more Christlike. If you want to help others, be an example. Treat others as you want to be treated, even if they don’t treat you as such. Eventually, the unkind person will depart. Two cannot walk together unless they are in agreement of the direction they will go. (Amos 3:3) James 4:7 states—Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.—Remain steadfast, and you will eventually repel the people who can’t relate to you. Like attracts like. Our authentic selves are designed by God to drive away the wrong people, the people who aren’t supposed to be there. Who and what we attract is a reflection of who we are inside.

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