This week the scripture verse that Peggysue chose is Luke 8:16.
No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lamp-stand, that those who enter may see the light.Some time ago we heard a homily (sermon) where the priest asked this question, "If anyone were to walk into your house would they know that you are a Christian?" That made an impact on us and since then (more than 30 years) we have had several symbols of our faith in most rooms of our home. But I think that this verse goes even deeper then just the external symbols such as wearing a cross, or the dove on you car bumper. It is how we live day by day and minute by minute. When you look at me I hope that you see the light of Christ in me whether I am wearing a cross that day or not. I see that light in my (minister) brother who (with his wonderful wife) do missionary work for European Missions Outreach. I see that light in my daughter who is mentally handicapped. That light was visible at Mass tonight in the eyes of a young mother gazing at her little girl. I have to make sure that whatever I do and wherever I go that people will see that light in me.
Have a great week filled with blessings!