"You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill
cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts
it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it
gives light for
everyone in the house.
In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they
will see the good things you do and praise your Father in
The feast of All Saints/All Souls is a time to
remember the community both Christians who are alive to worship
today and also those who have died faithful to God's truth. Our
reading mentions not hiding our 'light' under a bowl. When we
remember saints we also remember the kind of good things that they
did such as leading a life of prayer or healing the sick. What kind
of light do you shine before people?
The reading is very famous - you might hear people speak of 'hiding
your light under a bushel', from the King James Version of the