But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 NLT
I really need to get back to that feeling of being that city on a hill. A refuge of hope, love, life, and light. A beacon. It ain’t easy. It ain’t easy.