Parable of the Lamp
Why would a
person light a lamp and then hide it? A lit lamp is intended to illuminate its
surroundings. Through this parable, Mark is likening his hearers to lamps, and
the light is the light of Christ. That light must not be hidden. After hearing
the word, we must ponder it and become a light for others.
Prayer: As children we sang, “This little light of
mine, I’m gonna let it shine … ” What sweet simplicity. I am going to let
Christ’s light shine through me.