All of our actions in life initiate a consequence and result. That result is seen by others and is most often how we are viewed and judged by those who see these actions. If our actions are negative and selfish then they will reflect our human desires and our self-centered character. If they are positive and generate a positive result for our lives and for others, then they reflect a God centered character. Our negative actions can carry consequences that further impact us negatively as well as those that we hurt from our actions. Our positive actions reflect the Light of Jesus Christ inside of us. That light of Truth should shine from our action so that others see Christ in us.
It is amazing that if you are in the daylight the dark corners and alleys are easy to see and avoid but if you are in complete darkness only a tiny point of light will be easily seen and attracting to us. God also works that way – The light of Christ can be easily seen no matter how dark the room we are in and the more light we have in our life the easier it is to avoid the dark corners and stay in the light.
God calls us to life of faithful actions that reflect His love thru our lives to others. These are the works of Faith and actions that we pray for in this New Year. May God bless us all with His light and may we reflect that light for the world so see each day.