Let Your Light Shine

As the outer bands of what used to be Hurricane Ida bring rain to Lexington, my thoughts and prayers are with those that felt its brute force over the weekend.

When I was a child, my favorite song was “This Little Light of Mine” I would sing it with fervor! According to Wikipedia, the song was written Harry Dixon Loes around 1920. The classic lyrics were:

This little light o’ mine, I’m goin’ let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Evrywhere I go, I’m goin’ let it shine (repeat)

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This morning as I was walking back from the Provost office in the rain, I saw the light inside the UK College of Education Taylor Building spire and was inspired. The good book tells that we should put our light on a candlestick so that others may see our light. In this unprecedented and stormy era, now more than ever we must shine our light. You were chosen by your community to be in the role that you are in.m… and you were selected to be a light, so let your light shine.

One comment

  • Dear Dr Julian Vasquez Heilig I often see your post and this morning I thought to read it. Yes this little light of mine (a very long story) shines but few see it and even fewer act upon it. Those reasons will all be good decertations some day. This little light (at the end of the tunnel) is summarized by three books Why They Kill by Richard Rhodes, The Body Keeps the Score Bassel van der Kolk MD, and What Happened to You by Bruce Perry MD and Oprah Winfrey and the SPECT imaging work of Dr Amen. If you are interested in this light at the end of the tunnel of violent behavior I will gladly share it with you. Peace Tom Spellman 414 403 1341

    PS I will sign any disclosure statement that you may require to protect yourself Yes what has this world come to but I consider “this little light” a gift for I have not pursued it in any academic manner.


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