We went from being invited to #GiveThanks, to exercise the healing power of gratitude, to being encouraged to #LightTheWorld, to find ways to shine more of Christ’s light into others’ lives, one by one.

(See video at https://www.comeuntochrist.org/light-the-world-2020)

This week, invitations included spotlighting someone who shows Christlike love, going without food for at least a meal and donating what would have been spent to a food charity, and watching “The Christ Child.”

If you have participated in any of this past week’s activities, let us know in the comments what you have learned, observed, or felt.

If #LightTheWorld is something you have never heard of, we invite you to take a look and consider joining in with some of the invitations.

The heart of #LightTheWorld is about trying to live and love more as the Savior did and does, and especially about noticing the one. There are many ways to do that, ways that may not be listed on the #LightTheWorld calendar. But it does a heart good to think of Jesus as we interact with others and look for opportunities to be of service, even with — and perhaps especially because — of all the pandemic restrictions in place.

It’s interesting to see how two years ago, women were invited to fast from social media. It gives me pause that during this difficult time, we’re being asked to use it as a way to try to bring more hope and light into the world.

It struck me as I write this that social media is also a way to see others and their lives and needs. Of course, there are many downsides of these tools, but if you are using them, keep looking for ways you can use them with a prayer in your heart to be of service somehow.

And remember that the tools we have at our disposal can include private texts, emails, and other one-on-one conversations.

If you haven’t had a chance yet to watch “The Christ Child” or the behind-the-scenes video about the making of the film, both are embedded below.

You can find this week’s invitations here.