"this little light of mine..."
"Is a lamp acquired to be put under a bushel basket?" —Mark 4:21
Are the benefits you receive from reading the Bible and this book "to be put under a bushel basket or hidden under a bed?" (Mk 4:21) "Is it not meant" for you to share what you have learned? (Mk 4:21) "Let him who has ears to hear Me, hear!" (Mk 4:23)
"Listen carefully to what you hear. In the measure you give you shall receive, and more besides" (Mk 4:24). The more you share your faith, the stronger your faith becomes. If you want to understand the Bible much more deeply, share God's word much more often. If you let your light shine, your light will become brighter. "For God, Who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' has shone in our hearts, that we in turn might make known the glory of God shining on the face of Christ" (2 Cor 4:6). Share more; shine more. Share Jesus.
Prayer: Father, may I be "a bright light" that "will shine to all parts of the earth" (Tb 13:11).
Promise: "We should not absent ourselves from the assembly, as some do, but encourage one another; and this all the more because you see that the Day draws near." —Heb 10:25
Praise: Mike took a copy of One Bread, One Body to his religion teacher. Now over sixty seventh grade students hear it read as part of their religion class.
Reference: (For related teaching, order our leaflet, Job Performance for Jesus.)
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Edward J. Gratsch, June 20, 1996
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 26, 1996