In the Gospel today Jesus talks about light. At the time Jesus was on the earth, there was no electricity. There were No house lights. There were No street Lights. All they had to give them light was Olive Oil lamps.
Light was very important to people at that time. Many of them were sheep farmers. They needed light to be able to watch over their sheep and protect them from all kinds of danger. They also liked to have lights in their houses at night time, so everyone could find their way home and feel safe.
Jesus tells us that we are the light for the world. He says we show our light through our good works – the good things we do. Children’s good works are kindness, being helpful, telling the truth, and working well at home and in school. We pray today that our light will shine out through our good works.
This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine.