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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Green

A Collect to Do Good in the World

Great teacher, whose wisdom could not be contained in all the libraries of the world, grant us courage and joy in diffusing your light and goodness into the world, that we would not hoard for ourselves your treasures, but would show your love to all who would receive it, that all the earth would be filled with your people doing good, through you who is alive and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.

'No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.' - Matthew 5:15

Is God inviting me to be a light in my community somehow? Is there some way God is showing me that I could be doing good in the world?

What might stop me from doing good in the world or community around me? Fear? Resentment? A sense that it's not my responsibility or problem? Not knowing where to start or what to do? What might happen if I asked the Spirit to help me move beyond those barriers?

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