Has anyone cast a shadow on your experience through an unkind word or hurtful deed? Well, we can’t control what other people do, but we can control what we do! We can pray to ensure that we don’t throw any shadows on other people’s path. How? By being a light.
A light never casts a shadow.
Notice this picture. There is no shadow cast by the flame. A flame of light cannot cast a shadow, for it radiates light.
Shadows are often symbolic for dark thoughts; anger, irritation, resentment, ill-will, suspicion, criticism, and fear. They are not innate to a child of God or part of a spiritually minded thinker’s way of thinking.
So, be a bright light in your neighbor’s experience. Don’t throw any shadows their way with less than inspired thinking. Illuminate their thought with your understanding of Love’s ever-present care and thoughtfulness. Brighten their path!
Be a light thrower not a shadow caster!