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'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.' (Matthew 5:16)

'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.' (Matthew 5:16)

Jesus is the Light of the World, but every person can shine his or her own light into the world. Follow Christ’s example and be a light in the lives of those around you this Christmas season and all year long.

What’s one way Jesus Christ has been an example in your life?

Share that teaching or principle on social media.

How can the spirit of Christmas stay with you throughout the year?

Make some plans or goals to continue to serve throughout 2018.

Who in your life exemplifies the principle of letting your light shine?

Thank that person for their example.

Thomas S. Monson October 2015 'Be an Example and a Light'

Recently, as I have been reading and pondering the scriptures, two passages in particular have stayed with me. Both are familiar to us. The first is from the Sermon on the Mount: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 The second scripture is one which came to my mind as I pondered the meaning of the first. It is from the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to Timothy: “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

I believe the second scripture explains, in great part, how we can accomplish the first. We become examples of the believers by living the gospel of Jesus Christ in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. As we do so, our lights will shine for others to see.