Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
June 9, 2020 Tuesday
A lamp is placed on a stand and it gives light to all in the house
Jesus asks us today as His followers, to bring his light to others. But before a lamp or a candle can give light, it has to endure being burned. In our missionary life, we are afflicted by our own sufferings and trials. There are times when the burning hurts so much, that we wish for it to go away. To let someone else be light.
Let us ask Jesus for strength to persevere and not give up. With each new day and each new trial, let us rely on Him because He is the Easter candle from whom we light our lamps. We become God's light to the world when we strive to do and proclaim the Good News in the face of our own suffering and affliction. And how different a house becomes when a light shines in the darkness!