Ord. Wk 10th: Tuesday,  Tuesday, 12th June,2018  (Mt 5:13-16)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Purpose in Life: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the images of “salt and light” to proclaim that God created every human person; especially the believers in Christ, to praise, reverence and serve out of love for Him.  The depth of our happiness depends on living this Truth.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled under people's feet. 

‘You are light for the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in people's sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.’

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • “Salt” can never “lose” its taste; if it loses its saltiness, it is no longer salt.  Salt is naturally salty. 

  • We are created to be like God to love. We will always have goodness and love in our hearts.  Without love and goodness, we would lose our human identity.

  • Let us get in touch with our natural self; the God given gifts to love one another; more so in the way that Jesus has shown us through His life and teachings.  When we do not live in Christ-like ways, we are actually diluting and destroying the true identity that God has given us.