Do You Let Your Light Shine?

Do You Let Your Light Shine?

by Tom McGrath

Margaret Silf has the gift of not only seeing signs of God’s presence wherever she looks, but also of helping me to see those signs, too. With this account of her trip to the top of the Empire State building, she’s helped me recognize the brightness that exists in this world because of the simple goodness of ordinary people.

People in ministry are sometimes fortunate to see the best in people. It seems paradoxical but for some people, going through the worst of times can actually bring out the best in them. You may have experienced this in your work—the family who loses a young child finds the strength of faith to comfort others, or the people in difficult financial straits are surprisingly generous with their own time, talent, and limited treasure. They let the light of Christ shine through them, right where they live.

When you witness such brightness, let it comfort you and encourage you to let the light of Christ shine in your own life and work. We know we will encounter dark clouds of self-doubt, fear, animosity, and sometimes even outright mean spiritedness. But the darkness doesn’t have to overtake us. We just have to let the Light of Christ, which was given to us at our Baptism, light our way no matter how the darkness closes in.


Tom McGrath 

Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series.

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Books by Tom McGrath

Las Bienaventuranzas para las familias (50-pack)

El Papa Francisco ha llamado a las Bienaventuranzas un "programa para la santidad" y "el camino a la verdadera felicidad", en otras palabras, la expresión de la esencia del mensaje de Cristo.

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The Works of Mercy for Families (50-pack)

In The Works of Mercy, beautiful artwork surrounds the words taken from the Gospel of Matthew. One side shows the Corporal Works of Mercy and the other shows the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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Las obras de misericordia para las familias (50-pack)

En Las obras de misericordia las palabras tomadas del Evangelio de Mateo se presentan en un hermoso diseño. De un lado se muestran las obras de misericordia corporales y del otro las obras de misericordia espirituales.

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The Beatitudes for Families (50-pack)

In The Beatitudes for Families, the Beatitudes are beautifully presented with original artwork. On one side, you will find the words of Christ as found in Matthew 5:3-10. On the other side, you will find an adapted version of the Beatitudes written specifically for families by Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids.

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En torno a la mesa

Preguntas divertidas para compartir la fe en familia

¡Sea tan amable en pasar la sal, la pimienta y En torno a la mesa para iniciar la conversación! Se han combinado preguntas chistosas y creativas que ofrecen siempre consejos prácticos en torno a la fe de los que se podrán beneficiar cada vez que se sienten a la mesa

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Pass the salt and pepper–along with The Meal Box. Creatively fun questions combined with helpful family faith tips spice up every mealtime conversation. 54 cards in plastic case.

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Ofrece una abundante recopilación de consejos e instrumentos fáciles para ayudar a padres y madres a seguir una senda espiritual e inspirar la virtud, la disciplina y la esperanza en sus familias.

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Offers a generous collection of easy tips and tools to help parents realize a spiritual path and inspire virtue, discipline, and hope in their families.

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