Gospel Reading and Thoughts for February 9, 2014


Gospel – Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:salt
“You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”


You are the salt of the earth – the flavor of life!  You are a light to others!  What a wonderful challenge and intimidating task.  How are we worthy to show others who Christ is?  How can I help others see the light of Christ when I am but a sinful person trying to find my own way?

It doesn’t really matter if we think that we are able or fit for teaching others about Him, God knows what He is calling us to.  He knows the demands and challenges we will face.  He knows where we will succeed and where we will not, yet He still calls us to follow Him and to teach others about Him.

May you be a light to your family, to your friends, and even to those you don’t know.  May they look at your love in word and action and say, “I want to be like her!”


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