I notice sometimes when I am driving in the rain that some people don’t turn on their cars’ headlights. I presume that this is because they believe that they can see just fine without the aid of the lights. But headlights do not exist only to see but to be seen as well.
A highway covered in the mist of rainwater thrown up by car tires can become murky and turbid, and some duller colored vehicles simply disappear altogether. This is a recipe for accidents, attested to by the many emergency lights and sirens we encounter on the road on those days.
Even on the darkest of nights one light, no matter how distant, no matter how feebly it may illuminate the immediate path, brings hope to the weary. This is why we are called to let our lights shine, “so that men may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” This little light of mine may not be enough to illuminate the track at someone’s feet, but it sure can point the way, and maybe keep them from disaster on the road.
That’s something to think about.
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