This was an assignment for Creative Writing where we had to make our own metaphors for the verses Matthew 5:14-16:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 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 our Father who is in Heaven.” ESV
My versions are as follows:
You are the music of the world. Music cannot be hidden. Nor do people turn on a song and turn the volume down to zero, but instead, they turn it up to comfortable hearing level. Likewise, be like music, let your actions penetrate through all corners of the world, praising God, and telling others of him.
You are the gravity of the world. Gravity is ever present, no matter where you are, no matter how small the amount of it. People cannot avoid it, it influences them in every small action. In the same manner, let your message be like gravity, ever present, always telling others of the awesomeness of God.
You are the money of the world. Money is not thrown away. Nobody works hard for money and then destroys it. Its usefulness is unavoidable. Therefore, be like money, make sure your message carries as much importance as it does, so that none will throw it away carelessly.
Disce Ferenda Pati – Learn to endure what must be borne