The City of Lights

Caleb McCool
MillennialSpark
Published in
3 min readDec 3, 2022

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Today, I was listening to a song. One of sacrifice and martyrdom. It was rather sober. If you know me, I love stories with dark twists — surprise, surprise. This song’s lyrics referred to dying as a martyr for a cause. And although we might die, those others who are for our cause will continue to fight. They will fight to the end. I sat down and thought hard about this. It reminded me of the early Christians. Those who were persecuted and even killed for their beliefs. I have to admit, I’m rather biased as a Christian myself. And yes, other faiths have gone through their own dark times as well. But no one doubts there have been troubling times for Christians — and that’s what we will talk about today.

From the perspective of a Christian, I can say this world is rather dark. Is that fair? Can non-Christians commend this perspective? And it’s so difficult to find a light. Jesus himself was a light. His glory shined through the darkest nights. It was through His sacrifice that we now shine. It was through His sacrifice that we now have a hope of seeing the truth. The first century Christians had no idea how big Christianity would become. Surely, they thought their fight was in vain. That they would die as martyrs, and their hard-fought beliefs would extinguish.

This article is to identify you. You have no idea of the potential you have in this day and age. Communication to anyone in the world at your fingertips — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, e-mail, and so on. I sat down and really thought who you are as the audience. As you may notice, our logo here at the Millennial Spark involves three stars. One for the Father, one for the Son, and one for the Holy Ghost. They are the light in an ever-dark world. And through their light, we can shine as well.

If you asked me, I would call all of you a flame. A spark. A light. No, the ‘City of Lights’ is who you are. A community that comes together. You see, this world wants you to think you’re alone. They want you to think that they surround you. But I have news for you: You’re not alone. They do not surround you. We surround them! We are a community that comforts one another. And although our fight might bring us to exhaustion, know that this is our world just as much as theirs. So, why do we even fight for this world? Why go another day? You see, there is evil in this world. But there’s also good. And the good is worth fighting for.

So let us come together. Don’t just read our blogs. Go out and volunteer at a PRIDE program. Or perhaps to help your local God’s Pantry. Show the weak and hurting that you’re there for them. And together, we can be the City of Lights.

May grace and peace be with you.

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Caleb McCool
MillennialSpark

Co-founder of @MillennialSpark. Author of a book. Blogger since 2015. For more info: Linktr.ee/MillennialSpark