When we have problems, they have a way of blocking out everything (and everyone) else. And it’s not necessarily wrong to give attention to our own problems and – with God’s help – to overcome them if we can. But when our problems deafen us to the hurts of others…when they make us fail to reach out to someone we could help…then we have become part of the darkness instead of shining like stars and holding out the word of life as we should.
[Be] 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 word of life.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day