You can either be a conduit for God’s gracious love, radiating it into the world, or you can be driven by selfishness. Selfishness breeds greed and a desire for material possessions. If you don’t operate from a place of love, you’ll end up channeling wickedness. There is no in-between. You need to decide today that you want to be the salt and light of your world. And act in that capacity every single day. Do not be indifferent to the injustice, lust and greed in your community. You can do something about the darkness.
When people of goodwill choose inaction, evil thrives. When you fail to fulfill your role as a light, you allow darkness to spread. As a result, perhaps it is time to accept greater responsibility for the events unfolding within our own spheres—the places we call home and work. As it is written, “we must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4). These words convey a strong sense of obligation, as indicated by the use of the word “must.” It is not a mere suggestion; it is a direct command.
It is time to stop turning a blind eye and abandon passiveness in favor of active participation in our communities. Recognise that we have the ability to allow or reject anything that occurs in our environment. We must recognise that our presence is important and that our actions can make a significant difference. Draw up a list of the good things happening at home and work. Prayerfully consider how you can make things even better. Consider also the unsavory things happening around you and consider; how long will wickedness continue in your community?