I will be speaking at Vespers tonight on this wonderful verse in Phil. 2:14-16:
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you SHINE LIKE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE AS YOU HOLD OUT THE WORDS OF LIFE...."
How this world needs those who will hold out the words of life today--Bless those at Virginia Tech--I just wish those in charge would have listened to that English teacher's worries about Cho. The heart does spill over in writing, and the English teacher recognized that this young man was very troubled.
But back to shining like stars, wouldn't it be nice if when coming out of baptism a halo popped over our heads (as in the medieval paintings) or a luminescence would appear on our skin so the world would know we are children of God. But on the other hand, the world is supposed to know we are children of God by our love, right?