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Let your light shine…

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  • Reading I: Proverbs 3:27-34
  • Resp. Psalm: Psalm 15:1-3
  • Gospel Reading: Luke 8:16-18

No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed;  rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. (Luke 8:16)

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.

Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,for everything that becomes visible is light.

Therefore, it says: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (!Ephesians  5:8-14)

And this is the judgment, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.

But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. (John 3:19-21)

Receive the light of Christ…

Parents and godparents, this light is entrusted to you to be kept burning brightly.  This child of yours has been enlightened by Christ.  He is to walk always as child of the light.  May he keep the flame of faith alive in his heart.  When the Lord comes, may he go out to meet Him with all the saints in the heavenly kingdom. (From the Rite for Infant Baptism)

Proverbs 3:27-34
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27Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also.
28Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and tomorrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present.
29Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee.
30Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil.
31Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways:
32For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.
33Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.
34He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.
Psalm 15:1-3
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1A psalm of David. Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest in thy holy hill?
2He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice:
3He that speaketh truth in his heart, who hath not used deceit in his tongue: Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.
Luke 8:16-18
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16Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.
17For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad.
18Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, shall be taken away from him.

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