Today’s Gospel proclamation talks of the lamp that is placed on a lamp stand. God made us to be bearers of light in this world. We have been entrusted with a mission from God. Along the way, at times we tend to forget that our light needs to shine. We tend to be like the lamp that is covered up. Our light does not shine, when we do not do what God expects us to do.
We often get distracted with the ways of the world. Materialism, greed, jealousy, anger and hatred take over. This is when we start to lose focus and react from our flesh. The more we live in our flesh the less we produce good fruit. God has set in our path people who need to see the light, those who need to experience his love. They may not know the Lord but they know us. We may be the link that they need to know and feel the love of God. Are we being the people God wants us to be? Are we shining his light into darkness? Are we producing good fruits? We can be the light when we are connected to God, and shine his light where there is darkness.
Prayer: Abba Father, help me to be connected to you so that I can be the light you want me to be. Amen.