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Monday, October 12, 2015

Light in the Darkness

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Let us be that single candle, spreading light into a dark world!

Welcome to my Light in the Darkness meme! (If you missed my post on the inspiration for this meme, you can read all about it HERE.)

This is the place to share good things that are happening in our world...whether it's a link to a news article/video, something from your personal experience...anything good that can bring light into darkness!
I recently finished reading the book A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz. He shares his one month pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela...the almost 500 mile long path through northern Spain. 

The reason I'm mentioning this is in regards to several men he mentions meeting in his life, one while on this journey. These men left jobs, sold their homes & belongings, & began their own journeys around the world. They never knew what each day would bring, but they were led by those they met along the way. Their goal was to go where they saw a need that they could fill...helping someone w/ their yard work, working in a soup kitchen, collecting items those in need, etc. One man even set off w/ no money (just as Jesus asked of his disciples!) 

The commonality is that all of these men plan to dedicate the rest of their lives (or at least as long as they're able) to helping others.

I know that is not something we can do on that grand of a scale, but helping others is definitely something we can do. We just need to look at our lives & give of our time, talent, or treasure in the best way we can. Sometimes we can give more...sometimes less & that's okay! God knows our strengths, abilities, & hearts.


Colleen said...

I agree! Do what we can when we can. Seems like opportunities to help always show up!

And I love reading books about the Camino. Ever read the one by Joyce Rupp?

Maria said...

No, I haven't Colleen! I'll have to look into that.