“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
Somber words! Take care how we hear. We become responsible once we hear and understand. We become responsible to share…be a light so that any who cross our path receive the light we have. It is not ours to keep to ourselves, silent and hidden. Jesus says all will be made known, nothing kept secret. We will be held accountable for what we do with what we are given. Sharing it allows us to gain more understanding. Keeping it means we will lose what we have. Which position do we want to be in?
Can we see the importance of sharing what we receive? The obligation is only to share – let the light shine. It is not to grant others any understanding; that belongs to the Spirit. Ours is only to share. Are we sharing? We lose nothing in the sharing of that which we receive; Christ says we can only gain or benefit from it.
Let our lights shine!! The world needs our light…