2/5/2023 (Sunday) Today’s gospel Reading: Matthew 5:13-16
13 Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.
16 Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
2/5/2023 (Sunday) Today’s gospel Reflection: Matthew 5:13-16
The gospel reading above tells us that we are born for a reason: to be the salt of the earth and light of the world. Jesus is reminding us that we would be useless individuals if we fail in our mission.
As salt, we become the flavor of today and everyday. We make others happy and their life meaningful. People can relate to us easily and comfortably. We create worthwhile moments that last because it is imbued with meaning.
As light, we drive darkness away. We shine and people are attracted to us. Our presence is felt by others because we became a reason for others to see the wonders of creation. By emitting love, hope and wisdom, we make others find reasons to live.
Yet, we are salt and light only because God made us so and with Him alone can we remain as such. We are nothing without God. Moreover, He made us salt and light to give Him glory. Thus, by being salt and light, we glorify Him and lead others to do the same.
May we always remember to give glory to God in everything we think, say, and do. Amen.
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