Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Living as Salt and Light in the World

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.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
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.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”
Matthew 5:13-16


Dear Father thank you for giving us Jesus who truly is the salt of the earth and the light of the world for us. But in today's reading he tells the disciples they are the salt and light of the world. Where they are to preserve his Word and not hide his Word from the world and to let others see the good in them. The deeds done for the Kingdom of God. What good are we if we hide behind walls and doors and do not show the love in us given by God. Why would we want to hide a light that shines brightly so others will not see it. Heavenly Father let us shine your light for the world to see, that what good deeds we have done may show others the meaning of love lived in you. May we share the Good News the light of the world in places of darkness that light may spread and glorify your most Holy Name. Amen

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