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This week, in chapter four of Mark's Gospel, we hear Jesus ask his disciples if it makes any sense for a candle to be lit, only to be put under a bushel basket. He is teaching them that their gifts and talents are meant to shine -- to be shared with others, not hidden.
God gave each of us a purpose the same way the candle had a purpose to dispel the darkness with its light. God gives us a natural ability and passion for what he wants us to do in following Jesus and helping others.
Are you hiding your talents? Attend Mass or the service of your faith to pray and reflect on how God wants you to use your gifts. Letting your light shine in service to others strengthens your commitment as a follower of Jesus.