Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061218.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
Do you shine your light before others, or do you show off your light? There is a difference. You can shine your light by showing other the love of the Lord, without bragging about it. Humility and love are what God asks of you, not as a braggart and show off. Which are you? Is your light soft and welcoming or overly bright and stringent?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that your light will always shine from me so others see you and not me. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Lord, let your face shine on us.