Those Who Love God Shine Among Others

 

Light cannot hide in the darkness, sooner or later, the love of God will be uncovered on their face, in their look filled with kindness and humbleness, on their lips through the glory they bring God and through the blessing for their brothers, manifested through body movement in good order and holiness.

Those who love God, glorify Him. As a lit candle will spread its light across the room so will shine among others the people who love God, spreading their light upon the darkness of other people. His all is visible to everybody and, seeing it you have to glorify God and say “Glory to God! There are among us people who seek God, who love Him.”

Light cannot hide in the darkness, sooner or later, the love of God will be uncovered on their face, in their look filled with kindness and humbleness, on their lips through the glory they bring God and through the blessing for their brothers, manifested through body movement in good order and holiness. Then, a complete man fulfils what the Holy Spirit said: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10: 31) and “glorify God in your body, and in your spirit” (1 Corinthians 6, 20).

(Translation from Sfântul Inochentie al Penzei, Viața care duce la Cer, traducere de Adrian Tănăsescu-Vlas, Editura Sophia, București, 2012, pp. 153-154)