Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light. For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, shall be taken away from him.
Luke 8:16-18 (Douay-Rheims)
Dear Father is it my faith that you speak of? That I shouldn't hide it under a bed, but let it shine for all to see. Or is it the love in my heart for you instead. Now that one I cannot hide under a bed nor keep to myself. The love that is there for you shines like no light ever made and one I cannot hide. But if my love for you is dim and my faith shallow then I would lose what was given to me. For I did not take care to keep the fire burning bright within my heart. How often I have known the love you give, because you know the very depths of my heart and I would be a fool to try to hide anything from you. You see all and know all and I too must take care in what I hear so I may keep my heart clean. If I falter in my faith it would only be right to have less than what I deserve. May I keep the fire of your love burning bright. Amen