One of the reasons we are so mired in complacency is because we are waiting to be a majority. We hide or silence the hope within until we see a tipping point, the moment in time when it becomes popular or at least acceptable to be purveyors of truth.
A light shines in a dark room and it changes the atmosphere. The lamp itself takes up only a small volume, yet it transforms a vast space around it from dark to light.
Similarly, each of us takes up a very small part of the planet. But when we choose to follow Jesus’ way, it has a disproportionate impact. It can change the environment. We are called to take our place and do our part.
How are we to do that? What is the difference between being light and dark? Doing good deeds to be approved by the Father, rather than by people.
And what does He want us to do? Help people that can’t pay us back. Help the Samaritan in the road in front of us rather than stepping over him. Be kind to someone who can’t “do anything” for us. Serve those who cannot repay (in this life). A little light transforms the darkness.