Lighthouses are built to guide ships safely in the dark. Without these lighthouses, ships would not know where the shore is and would crash into the land. Airplanes are also guided by lights in order to land safely on the correct landing strip. “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness.’ Made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6). God places His light, the Holy Spirit, within our hearts, in order to guide others to Him. People are living in the dark, going through storms that surround them, and flying out of control with no place to land. It is our responsibility as Christians filled with the Holy Spirit to be a light that shines so brightly that people in the dark will be guided toward us. Those in the dark, in storms, and flying out of control need direction. Without us being the lighthouse, they are doomed for death—life without Christ.
St. Francis of Assisi proclaimed, “Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary use words”. The light of the Holy Spirit is a reflection of our personal relationship with Jesus, it is nothing we can work for, earn or fake. True lighthouses are easy to spot because they shine so brightly for Christ.