The life of God and the love of God should always be evident in our lives.  Well, sometimes I just don’t feel like shining!  That happens to all of us, but how we feel should not take precedence over what we know that Jesus said for us to do.  He said you ARE lights, now BE lights.  Therefore, we must be shining when we “feel” like it and when we don’t. Well, nothing good is happening in my life so why I should shine? I’m not shining!  I realize that shining when you feel down is easier said than done, but if we are determined to follow God’s directions in our lives we will shine no matter what. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We can even shine!