Posted by: livingscripture | February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


WORD of the DAY

You are the salt of the earth.  (Matthew 5: 13)

How shall I live this Word?pict0008

On the mountain there are stupendous things and things that say nothing.  There is the beautiful and the ugly; there is the good and the bad.  There is also the indifferent, the apathetic, the person who is like the foolishness of a cabbage planted in the ground with its roots up in the air and its head down.

But there is also the SALT in the metaphor used by Jesus that He sees in its importance of flavoring food.  Beyond the metaphor, salt means that which gives life meaning.  Woe to the salt if it loses its flavor.  Woe to a life that does not have the flavor of intelligent goodness; that has lost its true meaning, that of being a gift of God lived with joyful commitment  as Jesus lived His life.  It is not by chance that He said He came to serve.  Yes, the meaning of existence is precisely that of serving with a love that makes each day flavorful and thus the radiant reflection of Jesus Christ.

The voice of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French Author & Aviator

I do not ask you for miracles or visions, but the strength to face daily life.  Save me from the fear of losing something in life.  Do not give me what I desire but what I need.  Teach me the art of small steps.



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