We Christians are not supposed to hide our lights under a bushel basket, and we’re also not supposed to glare at others, sending them scurrying back into the shadows. At the Transfiguration, Jesus’ dazzling brightness did not sting the eyes of the apostles. A light that is well placed does not repel others; it attracts from out of darkness.
—from Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life by Elizabeth Scalia, Chapter 8: The Super Idols
—Read more Elizabeth Scalia at her blog: The Anchoress.