'No one lights a lamp to cover it with a towel or to put it under a bed.'
This is a sentence from today's Gospel and are the words from the lips of Our Lord.
He is speaking to us of our responsibility as His followers. As followers of Christ we are expected to light up the place where we work and live; we should give off light; if we do not we are like a lamp concealed under a vessel.
Our responsibility as followers of Christ begins in the Sacrament of Baptism and is reaffirmed in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Let us ask ourselves today about our example to those with whom we live, in the place where we work, and in our social activities.
Do these people see in us the light which illumes the path that takes us to God?
Do these same people feel encouraged to lead better lives?