Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 09 February 2020
Isaiah 58:7-10. Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Matthew 5:13-16.
Being Salty. In old Roman times, soldiers were paid in salt (it is the root word for “salary”). We are not paid with salt but are told to be salt today. Salt of the earth. Told, not to use “salty” language, but to be seasoned, tasty. We are also told to be light today. Light of the world. Told, not to show the goodness of our deeds, but to let our good deeds manifest the glory of God.
- How will I season, enliven someone’s life today?
- How will I shine God’s light on some gloom in today’s world?
- How will doing this mercy work ______, show the blessedness of God and Christ and Spirit?