Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Mark 4:21-25 Don't hide a lamp under a Bushel. Share your gifts with the world.
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."
In this passage, Jesus reminds us that our gifts are meant to be shared. God has blessed us with many gifts. If we hide these gifts we are like a lamp that is hidden. A lamp that is hidden under a bushel cannot shine. When we hide our gifts or do not use our gifts to proclaim the Kingdom of God, we waste them. May we be given the grace to take chances and share our gifts with the world.