Luke 8:16-18 Reflection – Now Known Light

Reflection on Luke 8:16-18

Jesus’s light invites us deeper into the silence of hearing the Word without distractions.  In this “place”, our hearts become engulfed in what St. John of the Cross calls the Living Flame of Love. The more time and space we give to God, the more love we have the opportunity to receive.  However, receiving is only part of mystery of love that becomes revealed and increased. If you freely give away the now known light, you are witness to the signature of the Divine within.

Jesus Teaches the People by the Sea James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumJesus Teaches the People by the Sea, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary time Reflections

Luke 8  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

A Lamp under a Jar

16 “No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. 18 Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away.”

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 8:16-18.