Be the Light of the World (Gregory Boyle Quote)

Be the Light of the World (Gregory Boyle Quote)

Gregory Boyle quote, Weeping Cherry Tree photos

“Jesus says, ‘You are the light of the world.’ I like even more what Jesus doesn’t say. He does not say, ‘One day, if you are more perfect and try really hard, you’ll be light.’ He doesn’t say, ‘If you play by the rules, cross your T’s and dot your I’s, then maybe you’ll become light.’

No. He says, straight out, ‘You are light.’ It is the truth of who you are, waiting only for you to discover it. So, for God’s sake, don’t move. No need to contort yourself to be anything other than who you are.”

Father Greg Boyle


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  1. Elizabeth A Shattuck 3 years ago

    Beautiful quote and photos. Thank you! ❤️🌷❤️

  2. Dilys 3 years ago

    Beautiful photos Polly!

    And thanks for the quote – a useful reminder to accept who we truly are.

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