St Andrew Kim Taegon & Companions | Monday 20 September 2021
Today is Monday the 20 September, the feast of St Andrew Kim Taegon & companions, in the 25th week of Ordinary time.
JJ Heller sings, ‘This Little Light of Mine’.
Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.
‘No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away.’
There is a little bit of a joke at the start of our reading, about putting a lamp “under a jar” or “under a bed”. You may not have laughed out loud at that; but it is a joke, and jokes often carry a serious point. What do you think is the point that Jesus is making?
“Nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed”; how do you find yourself reacting to that idea? Perhaps encouraging… or maybe alarming?
“To those who have, more will be given”. Has this been true in your life with God?
Now listen once more to the passage, and as it is read again, concentrate on Jesus’ words: “pay attention to how you listen”. What might that be saying to you today?
Finally, listen to all that is going on inside you as a result of this time of reflection, and see if you can shape it into a prayer; then place it before the Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.