Monday the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
The Gospel according to Luke (LK 8:16-18)
Jesus said to the crowd: "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.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away."
A lamp is created to light up a room. So it shows its happiness when it lights up. We see happy people "light up" when they do something they enjoy and especially what they are created for.
So what are you created for? What makes you light up?
If your smile can brighten up someone's day, imagine the wonders Jesus' smile can do? With a smile, more is given - another smile. Without a smile, joy will eventually be taken away and darkness creeps in smothering the potential light.
So let's bring Jesus' smile into this dark world and watch how He illuminates the uncertainty we face.
Let us pray the Glory Be together.