Posted by: livingscripture | September 22, 2014

Twenty-fifth Monday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

 

…One who lights a lamp…places it on a lamp stand so that those who enter may see the light.”

 (Luke 8: 16)      

 

How should we live this Wordimage049- Light

Light has an essential role in the life of every human being. It illumines and gives joy, as in a lovely sunrise or sunset. It renders us secure on our journey, and helps us to see obstacles. Each of us was given a candle at our Baptism, lit from the Paschal candle, the symbol of the Risen Christ, so that we would live as children of the light and, receiving the Gospel message, we would be vigilant in faith, hope, and charity.
This light does not come from us, but from Christ whom we try to follow as His disciples, listening to His words, imitating His example of charity, and spreading the Good News. Therefore, we must not hide this light, but show it in our every action and decision. We must remove the darkness from our life so as not to be an obstacle to others in accessing the light. The true and deep witness of Christians is to radiate the light we carry within us. Consider how much good the saints did with their presence and their life. This speaks to all of us.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will bask in the Light of Christ and seek to spread it around me.

Spirit of God, make me attentive to the words of the Gospel, open and courageous in making the light of faith and charity shine before all. Help me to overcome fear, indifference, and superficiality, and to avoid worldly compromises and mentality.

The voice of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

I would remain continually absent from Heaven in order to bring light to those who live in darkness on the earth.

 

Light has an essential role in the life of every human being.  It illumines and gives joy, as in a lovely sunrise or sunset. It renders us secure on our journey, and helps us to see obstacles.  Each of us was given a candle at our Baptism, lit from the Paschal candle, the symbol of the Risen Christ, so that we would live as children of the light and, receiving the Gospel message, we would be vigilant in faith, hope, and charity.

This light does not come from us, but from Christ whom we try to follow as His disciples, listening to His words, imitating His example of charity, and spreading the Good News.  Therefore, we must not hide this light, but show it in our every action and decision.  We must remove the darkness from our life so as not to be an obstacle to others in accessing the light.  The true and deep witness of Christians is to radiate the light we carry within us.  Consider how much good the saints did with their presence and their life.  This speaks to all of us.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will bask in the Light of Christ and seek to spread it around me.

Spirit of God, make me attentive to the words of the Gospel, open and courageous in making the light of faith and charity shine before all.  Help me to overcome fear, indifference, and superficiality, and to avoid worldly compromises and mentality.

The voice of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

I would remain continually absent from Heaven in order to bring light to those who live in darkness on the earth.


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