“The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
In order for the Lord to become a light in our life, we have to remember what Jesus did in the Gospel of John: He first ‘withdrew,’ and from that stillness He begins to preach, “repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
These are not just words however, Jesus tells Peter and Andrew, “come after Me.” “Come after Me” means that God reaches through the words of your mouth and into your heart and once He has your attention, He fills you with the grace and the courage to convert from sin repent and accept being reconciled with God.
If you do this. If you allow God to reach in and hold your heart; if you do this in Love for Jesus, you can gladly proclaim to each other and to the poor, “The Lord is my light and my salvation” and they would believe you; they would begin to seek Him out.