Thursday, January 31, 2008
Memorial of Saint John Bosco, priest
And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given to you. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.
Mark 4:21-25 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Dear Father your Son was so smart, it's no wonder that you sent him to fix us. Look at what he did for those who lived over 2000 years ago. Some of whom became shining examples for us, most especially your Son Jesus. His light was the brightest of all, and we in our time try so very hard to stifle it. Just listen to those around us and often we hear his name used, not in a nice way either. Their light is but a tiny smoldering wick. We all should be bright beacons of light, filled with joy. Except our lights glow at different degrees, depending on our faith and our love for God and each other. The more we love the brighter we burn and the light that shines through us reaches farther into the depths of darkness. Imagine how wonderful the world would be when we would all glow from the light of love.