Light the lamp that feeds on the oil of the spirit

Faith is the lost coin that the woman in the Gospel seeks diligently.

We read that she lit a candle and swept her house. After finding it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, inviting them to rejoice with her because she has found the coin that she had lost.

The damage to the soul is great if one has lost the faith or the grace that he has gained for himself at the price of faith.

Light your lamp. “Your lamp is your eye” (Mt 6:22), that is, the interior eye of the soul. Light the lamp that feeds on the oil of the spirit and shines throughout your whole house.

Search for the coin, the redemption of your soul. If a person loses this, he is troubled, and if he finds it, he rejoices.

— St. Ambrose (333 – 309)