No One Who Lights a Lamp Conceals it – Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25

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Today is Monday, February 19, 2024

September 25 2023: Bible Verse of the Day – Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Thursday of the Third week in Ordinary Time – No One Who Lights a Lamp Conceals it – Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25

Jesus said to the crowd:
16 “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.
17 For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. – Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25

Catholic Readings For Today

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year 2

Thursday of the Third week in Ordinary Time, Year 1

Thursday of the Third week in Ordinary Time, Year 2

Today’s Healing Prayer

Today’s Bible Verse of the Day Reflections

We all need to “see the light.” One way that happens is when others act as shining lights of Christ for us. And one way that others around us “see the light” is when we are shining examples of the light of Christ for them.

This passage reveals our duty to be the light of Christ to a world in need.  It is clear from this passage that when we enkindle the flame of Christ in our hearts, the effect is that Christ shines forth through us for others to see. 

Jesus says that “No one who lights a lamp conceals it…” In other words, if you are not shining with the light of Christ, it’s not because you are hiding Him, it’s because He is not burning in your soul. When He is burning in your soul, the light cannot be contained. 

This basic truth is a great source of discernment for us in regard to our relationship with Christ. Basically, if Jesus is alive in our lives, if we are living a true relationship of love with Him, then we will be able to see the effect in the lives of those around us. 

We will be able to see that light shining forth on others. The effect of Christ shining through us will be like a mirror to our own souls.

Reflect, today, upon those around you and ponder the question of what effect your love of Christ has on their lives. 

Do you see others being drawn into a love of Christ through you?  If not, look within your own heart and seek to rekindle the fire of God’s love.

Prayer: Lord, come burn within me, setting my heart on fire with Your love. I desire that my heart becomes a blazing fire through which many are drawn to You. Use me, dear Lord, as You will. Jesus, I love You. Amen.

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No One Who Lights a Lamp Conceals it - Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25 - Bible Verse of the Day
No One Who Lights a Lamp Conceals it – Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25 – Bible Verse of the Day

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