In my Bible study this week, we studied the sayings about the city on a hill. Jesus was telling people that they are the light of the world. Not should be, not could be, they are. To hide it is as ridiculous as hiding a light under a basket. I hadn’t really seen the command before, but he finishes by saying “your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Matt 5:16) Must. The thing is, it does. It isn’t through what we preach or what we tell people, it is in what we do. It’s a good reminder.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:14-16 NAB)