Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
My friends next month in Auckland we will be celebating a pagan festival dedicated in honour to the Gods of sexual hedonism. This festival has been in part funded with public money (yours).
Politicians will bow before this God's altar including our Prime Minister and if the precidence of his predecessor is any guide the leader of the opposition at one of the major festival events, the "Big Gay Out". An event held not uncoincidentily on the Lord's Day, the Sabbath, Sunday the 9th of February 2013
Another event, a street parade will take place on Saturday, February 16th - mark this date.
Later this year our parliament will rewrite our marriage laws and customs, and they will do it because they serve neither us nor our Lord, they worship at the altar of political expediency.
So I am suggesting that we ask our Bishops, Priests, Pastors and Ministers to lead us all in an hour long service of "Prayer for the repentence our Nation" Starting at 3pm on Saturday February 16th as a direct counter to and counter cultural response to the street parade being held in Auckland and the values it promotes.
Let us open our Churches and ask our family, relatives, friends and neighbours to join us there, in this prayer, that we may turn back from the abyss we are being led towards.
We will be mocked but that mocking is nothing but the empty braying of jackasses.
Let's get this done.