Wednesday, February 1, 2017


There's still snow in the air, but not too much accumulation today.
"You are the salt of the earth," says Jesus to us (Matthew 5:13.)  Salt was very important in ancient times, not only for flavor, but for preserving food, to purify, and as part of sacrifices.  If we stop witnessing to the world by our good deeds, we are as useless as the salt from the Dead Sea, which, because of chemical impurities, could decompose and lose its taste.
The "you" is plural.  Jesus wants to use all of us together to save the world and give zest to life.  It is as a community of witnesses that we are to show our country and our world the goodness and love of Jesus.  We Catholics make up a large percentage of our country's population.  If we took the teachings of Jesus more to heart, our nation would be salt for the world.

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