The light

To be the light to the world is to be a living example of the teachings within the Bible. These teachings, many of which come from Jesus Christ Himself. Are a code of ethics that those that call themselves “Christian” must come to know, accept and follow.
Here is the kicker. They do so willingly because they know and follow the greatest commandment. That being to love God with all their heart, mind and soul.
The ethics of living taught within the Bible causes those who truly follow it to be kind and considerate. Not because they are forced to do it, but because they wish to do it. They live their lives without even thinking at times on how to behave. It just happens.
The way they treat their family. The way they treat their work, co-workers and bosses. They even desire to obey the laws of the land, which do not go counter to the Bible.
This is what it is like to be the light unto the world. A walking, breathing, example of the Word of God. However to do this they must know the Bible accurately. They must not just read the Bible they must study it. Why?
Because humans translated the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic into whatever language you read. So this is why studying and reading are two different things. But I have become side tracked.
As we seek to be a true reflection of God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. His light shines brighter through us, and those that hate the light run from it. They seek to quench that light like the way Scrooge did to the Spirit of Christmas Past. He could not bear to hear the truth. Those who live in sin cannot bear the truth, the light.
This is why being the light is painful at times. Even to the point of torture and death as many in the Middle East are experiencing today. Yet even in the face of torture and death those who truly are the light stay this way unto death. For they know that this temporal plain of existence is a test, and they have passed that test.

The privileged few ….. government employees

I live daily knowing that if I mess up, commit a false action or steal from the company I work for I will be fired. There are those that do not live under this threat and so that is exactly what they do. They mess up, the commit false actions and they steal, DAILY. Who are they? Government employees.
They actually have laws that make it so they cannot be fired. This is wrong and is something that needs to be changed as soon as possible.
Recently in California, a lawsuit allowed people to be judged on their merit not on how long they worked for the schools. This is the best thing that has ever happened.
I have worked in a union and the worst employees are those that have worked the longest. They know they are untouchable so they mess up and do nothing because they know nothing can be done to them. This again is wrong. If you mess up you need to be fired.
Most of those in the United States live with this over their heads every day and they do their best, for the most part, and keep their jobs.
Now we have those in the IRS and the VA that cannot be fired even though it has been proven they have broken other laws. They need to be fired and/or jailed.