Let Your Light So Shine

Spiritual lessons from the London Olympics

While the Games of the Olympics
were contested
people asked
why’s the flame concealed
within the stad-i-um?
What it stands for is deserving
to be prominently seen.
That it’s not displayed more broadly
seems quite dumb.

But the cauldron remained hidden
from the start until the end.
Looking back,
it was a needless oversight.
Just by changing the location
of that most majestic flame
millions more could have enjoyed
its beauty bright.

Like a city on a hillside
that is visible for miles,
we are called to dispel darkness
That’s the lesson Jesus taught us
when He called us to be light
and illuminate
the one and only way.

Let your light so shine, He chided,
that the world can clearly see
all the good we do
so God is glorified.
Do not hide it neath a bushel
or in some remote locale.
It’s a flame that should be seen
both far and wide.

* based on Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

** http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/oly-cauldron-controversy-day-idUSL6E8IS1PK20120728