5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Reading I: Isaiah 58:7-10 II: 1Cor 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-16

13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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Disciples have a mission to bring out the best in the whole world. When this gospel was written, Jesus' followers were being persecuted, yet they still participate in Jesus' mission to save the world.

  1. Do I salt and light up the world? What good work do I do?
  2. Salt and fire are not good by itself, but bring out the good in others. Do I?
  3. When I do good work do I "glorify Father in heaven" or myself?

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