FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: LIGHT THAT SHINES
BY: FR GERALD M. MUSA
HOMILY FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2022
“A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it – A song’s not a song ’til you sing it – Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay – Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!” says Oscar Hammerstein. Following Hammerstein’s trend of thought, we can as well say, light is no light till you make it shine. The purpose of light is to shine. Jesus rightly asks: “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may” (Luke 8:16). “Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:16). To make our light shine implies sharing our energy and bounteous blessings for the glory of God. Whoever shares his gifts is blessed with more. “for to him who has will more be given, and from him who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away” (Luke 8:18). This means the more we share our gifts the greater blessings we will receive and the more we share your talents the more we perfect and sharpen these talents. The gift of God must not be allowed to waste. Do we let our light shine by using the gifts, blessings, and talents given to us by God?