Monday 24 September 2018

About Today Readings

Proverbs 3:27-34. Psalm 14(15):2-5. Luke 8:16-18.

Whoever does justice shall live on the Lord’s holy mountain—Psalm 14(15):2-5.

‘Put the lamp on a lamp-stand, so people may see the light.’

In life we are drawn to and feel protected by light. Light reveals the shape, the identity and the colour of that which surrounds us. When the dawning sun bathes the landscape in light we see emerge what the darkness of night kept hidden. Light is truth. Light is faith.

In baptism, a small candle is lit from the bigger Pascal candle. This soft, beautiful light, symbolising Christ’s light, is presented to us. Although we extinguish the candle at the end of the ceremony, we are asked to keep burning the light of faith the candle signifies. In baptism we are enlightened by Christ and we walk as children of the light.

May we always let our light not simply shine but grow brighter as our faith grows.

And may our light – Christ’s light – show a way for others.

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