It is 30th January 2020. The readings are from 2 Samuel 7:18-19, 24-29 and the Gospel from Mark 4:21-25. Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Some leave it in kindness and merciful acts to humanity, while some others are busy building personal monuments and memorials of their own and for their mighty heroes and heroines of the past. The first reading point out something so inspiring of David. His heart was after God not on self-propagation. The prayer of David is a prayer of gratitude and a hymn of praise. Giving credit to God and singing God’s praises for all that God has done in our life is the memorial of love we can always leave for others to be inspired and emulated. We need to sing the goodness, greatness and faithfulness of God at every circumstances of our life. The responsorial Psalm praises, “The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.” (Ps.131:32). The Gospel invites us to allow the inner light to shine generously. Truth that abides in us is the inner light that helps us to believe the Lord. It is always the measure we invest with generosity and openness brings the intended blessings. No one can hide our light except our own sins and selfishness. Coming closer to light and allowing to shine must be a daily attempt. We all need to work on complacency, resentment, stubbornness, disobedience and non-cooperation in bringing out the light of Christ shining through us. May we work hard to allow others to find God and Christ by living and shining for God and Christ. May God bless you. Have a good day.

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