Learn more about St. John Bosco: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=63
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/013119.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples, “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.” He also told them, “Take care what you hear. The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you. To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
We think that what we do is hidden from God, that He does not see the sins we commit! He sees the good and bad that we do, He sees into our heart. That is why He gave us the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so we can confess the sins that only we and God see. You cannot hide your light, when you confess your light burns brightly, when you use the gifts you have been given by God, your light burns brightly. Do you think your gifts come from you? Do not delude yourself, you can do nothing without God. When you try, it turns to ashes.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have given me more than I deserve, but your grace is so abundant, you keep on giving! In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!
Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.