Definitions: (1) possessing a distinguished remarkable quality; illustrious; brilliant; eminent; (2) bright and often splendid in appearance <It was as if a shining angel appeared when she walked into the room.>; resplendent; (3) radiant; gleaming; sparkling, glistening

The path of the just is as a shining light which shines more and more until the perfect day. They who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. — Judaism
• Forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart. ― Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) South African Anglican bishop & theologian