BE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES FOR ALL (Matt. 5: 13-16)
Let Christ-in-you be seen in your attitudes and actions, visible like a city on a hill, drawing others to the glory of God.
Salt does its job in direct contact whereas light has to be at a distance. Christians are part of the mixture of society. We are called to witness to our Christian ideal in all our daily contacts. Like salt, preserving good morals: drawing out the tasty juices in the positive qualities of people. Salt heals, though it stings in doing so. Christians must challenge and correct what is sinful and putrid. Like Paul, we follow a crucifies Christ.
Light needs a distance to cast its rays. Christians must take up the high moral ground by standing apart from society to critique its values and pursuits: to offer a wider view of power, politics, policies, finance, social services, etc. In the world but not of the world. Your faith should not depend on human philosophy but on the power of God. (Second reading).
Ps. When I see the good works of others, am I moved to jealousy and fault-finding or do I give praise to God?
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! Fr Francis, MSP