Thursday, January 26, 2017

Reflection: Mark 4:21-25

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time - Mark 4:21-25

The image Jesus uses in today’s Gospel is the image of a lamp. Jesus asks his disciples where a lamp should be placed: under a basket or on a stand. Jesus then goes on to say that all will become known. Nothing will be hidden. Everything will come into the light.

Each one of us has a “light!” What do we do with our light? Do we use our gifts to make our world a better place? Do we let our light shine or do we downplay or ignore the gifts we have? Or perhaps we are afraid that what we have to offer may not be good enough. Or we may envy people who seem to have much greater gifts than we do.

I invite you to take some time and ask yourself: what is the “light” you have to share? It may not be a brilliant light, but it is the light that only you can share in our world! No one else can share your light; it is uniquely yours. The world is waiting for your light. The world needs your light! Trust yourself! Trust God’s gift in you! Let your light shine today and every day

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