City upon a Hill

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
– Matthew 5:14


This phrase from the Sermon on the Mount has been quoted often.

“For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.”
– John Winthrop

“Today the eyes of all people are truly upon us—and our governments, in every branch, at every level, national, state and local, must be as a city upon a hill—constructed and inhabited by men aware of their great trust and their great responsibilities.”
– John F. Kennedy

Our goals may not be all this lofty, but this principle is still a good guide for our daily lives. After all, the original Author of the Sermon was talking to ordinary people on how to live their ordinary lives in an extraordinary way.

(Photo of Eastwood, Quezon City, Philippines)


    • You’re right, it’s not actually in the middle of nowhere, in fact it’s within Metro Manila. I was just able to find an angle with a vacant grassy field for the foreground, plus this high rise development is surrounded by low rise buildings.
      Even people familiar with the place are surprised to see this perspective. 🙂
      Thank you and really appreciate your comment!

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