Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Salt, light and the city on the mountain: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Listen to the homily here.


This weekend we have some vivid imagination from Jesus:
·      Salt, light and the City on a mountain
·      "You are the salt of the earth.”
o   Salt back then was to season food…also preserve meat
o   But Jesus shows about a deeper level
·      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.”
o   Our faith—our relationship with Christshould season our brother and sisters life
·      In Jesus’ time there was no electricitythey had to oil with lamps to keep the light during darkness
·      You are the light of the world.”
·      We know that there is darkness in our world
o   Sin, violence, terrorism
·      We must show the light of Christ!
City on a mountain
·      In history, cities were on the top of plateaus, or even a mountain
o   Showed for traveling in the darkness
·      What is our city?
·      Our church
o   Look at our steeple in this area
o   Listen to the bells
Salt, light and the city on the mountain
·      Season, and preserve our church in our society
·      Show light against the darkness
·      Stand up with our church—a city on the mountain—to show the directions to God

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