Parable of the Lamp – “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be p laced on a lampstand?

One Walk with Jesus is knowing you’re in the world, but not of the world… here to serve Jesus by being an example to others, be a lamp to those God put in your life.

Praise and worship…

I Speak Jesus
Here Be Lions

Today’s verse…

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 NLT

Today’s readings from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops…


Parable of the Lamp

Mark 4:21-25
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.”


Daily Gospel Reflection from Bishop Barron

Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus says the measure that you use will be measured out to you. He is speaking about the loop of grace.

God’s love can truly dwell in us only in the measure that we give it away. If we try to cling to it, it will never work its way into our own hearts. But if we give it away as an act of love, then we get more of it, entering into a delightful stream of grace. If you give away the divine love, then you keep it.

Love is described in the Christian tradition as a theological virtue, a habit or capacity that comes as a gift from God. This is true because love is a participation in the divine life. God is uniquely capable of love in the complete sense, since he alone can fully will the good of the other as other.

What makes real love possible among humans is only a sharing in the love with which God loves, some participation in the divine to-be. When we root ourselves in the God who has no need, who exists in radical self-sufficiency, we can begin to love the other as he does.

Today in the Word…

God Shows No Partiality

I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation.
Acts 10:34–35

Jesus Calling…

Confused ideas are untangled while you rest in the simplicity of My Peace. I will guard you and keep you in constant Peace, as you focus your mind on Me.
from Jesus Calling
page 30

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
Isaiah 26:3 AMP

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

How many times do we pray for people, when we are supposed to be the answer to that prayer? If you say the simple prayer ‘use me to serve you’ every day, God is going to use you today, tomorrow, and the next day. He’s going to use you every day that you’re willing.
Connie McEldowney
from Restored: Stories of Encounter

More praise and worship…

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, use me to awaken others to Your love, grace and mercy. So many souls are lost in themselves, the world and all of it’s lies spread by the devil. Pursuing false dreams and earthly wealth and happiness. They miss the treasure and joy of knowing and following You. Oh Lord let these daily posts I share touch and encourage someone each day to choose You and Your ways over the world and it’s ways. Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls. In Jesus name I pray. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Today’s Rosary

Luminous Mysteries

Lords Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary and Nicene Creed from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.


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