September 19, 2022
St. Januarius
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

As Christians, we learn an amazing truth: God is light. From the Christmas star to the dazzling brightness of the resurrected Christ, we come to know that believing in God means living in the light. Our faith is a light that shines bright within us.

And if we believe that light comes from Jesus, we really have no choice but to give it a place of significance in our lives. We need to set it somewhere where it will cast its glow so others can see it and say, “I wonder where all that light is coming from.”

Where can you shine God’s light today?

- Steve Givens

Proverbs 3:27-34 • Psalm 15:2-5 • Luke 8:16-18


September 19, 2022 at 09:54 PM

God please help me to share my light to the world today. It may just be a smile or a kind glance, and we might forget it. To that person though, it can mean the world. Amen!

September 19, 2022 at 08:52 PM

Please Father help me to shine my light on all you send to me. I love you so much!

September 19, 2022 at 04:03 PM

Great reflection today, Steve. The easiest and best way to shine God’s light is with a smile and/or a kind word.

September 19, 2022 at 02:39 PM

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September 19, 2022 at 03:18 PM

Salina Smith Prayer Request 9/20/22 • Students - Pray that the students and leaders continue to know each other in ‘Building Community!’ That the students learn God is faithful and He keeps His promises in our everyday lives! Acts 17:26b, “…and He marked out their (our) appointed times in history and the boundaries of their (our) lands.” • Salina - Pray that I don’t focus on doing the right things thinking that the right things will make me right! Galatians 3:10a, 11, “For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse…Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” Let me “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen!” in 2 Peter 3:18

September 19, 2022 at 09:26 AM

Amen! Thank you Holy Father for this beautiful day and for this Gospel today. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you Holy Father, most of all, for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord Jesus Christ have mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that you release your warrior angels and heavenly hosts. We decry and declare that they would take us off the enemies' radar and scramble the enemies frequencies (airwaves). Your Kingdom must come now. Your will must be done right now, as in the heavens, also on earth. Amen Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the power of God - Cast into hell satan and all evil spirits that prowl about the earth seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

September 19, 2022 at 08:45 AM


September 19, 2022 at 08:26 AM

Amen. :)

September 19, 2022 at 06:07 AM

Amen. Thank you for this wonderful reflection! While I read, I kept hearing "this little light of mine" refrain :)

September 19, 2022 at 08:17 AM


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