Parable of the Lamp

 

“He said to them, ‘Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’  And he said to them, ‘Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.  For to those who have, more will be given; and from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.’”  (Mark 4:21-25)

The Bible refers to Christ whenever it mentions “The Light”; He is the lamp in the parable. Jesus incarnated to be “The Light” of the world in the redemption of Humanity and in the introduction of a new lifestyle.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  (John 13:34-35)

“Pay attention to what you hear” in the gospel to reflect “The Light” in the world. When we read the Bible, we hear the voice of Christ speaking to our hearts.

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-40)

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