In 1630 John Winthrop, the Governor of Boston (then Mass Bay Colony), preached the famous sermon, “A Modell of Christian Charity,” to the Puritan colonists who were living in Massachusetts Bay Colony. These words spoken almost 400 years ago ring as true today as they ever have.

For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken … we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God … We shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us til we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going.

Matthew 5:14, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”