"No one who has lit a lamp covers it with a bowl or puts it under a bed; no, he puts it on a stand; so that those coming in may see the light.
For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nothing is covered up that will not be known and come out into the open.
"No one who has kindled a lamp hides it or places it under a bowl; rather, he puts it on a stand, so that those coming in may see its light.
The lamp of your body is the eye. When you have a `good eye,' [that is, when you are generous,] your whole body is full of light; but when you have an `evil eye,' [when you are stingy,] your body is full of darkness.
So take care that the light in you is not darkness!
If, then, your whole body is filled with light, with no part dark, it will be wholly lighted, as when a brightly lit lamp shines on you."
Everyone who comes to me, hears my words and acts on them -- I will show you what he is like:
he is like someone building a house who dug deep and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the torrent beat against that house but couldn't shake it, because it was constructed well.
And whoever hears my words but doesn't act on them is like someone who built his house on the ground without any foundation. As soon as the river struck it, it collapsed and that house became a horrendous wreck!"