We’re back on track and continuing on through Mark (4:21-25 — skipped were the Parable of the Sower and the purpose of the parables — check these out on your own at the beginning of chapter four). Here Jesus is speaking to His disciples about the importance of their actions. They (and we) are told that nothing we do (or fail to do) is hidden from God. So in the actions we take we should be light to others and generous in our words and deeds for “[t]he measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you.” (v. 24b) So the good that we do for others will be rewarded manifold by the Lord, in this life, hopefully, if nothing else, with the satisfaction of loving our neighbor as we are required to do, and in the next life with eternal happiness. Being mindful of this makes it easier to do the right thing even when it is difficult.