“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)