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Gospel Reflection

Brenda Cooney
ND Parent


A short 40 years ago, I was in a musical called “Godspell,” based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. When I was assigned this reflection, a smile came over my face with memories of one of the songs in the show, “Light of the World.”

Salt is a common substance that enhances the flavor in our daily life and draws us to thirst for water. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we are the salt of the earth. Living a vibrant, faithful life, we bear witness so that others may crave his teachings as passionately as we crave salt.

Christ warns us that when salt loses its flavor, it loses purpose and is to be thrown out. Jesus relies on us to be the flavor and preserver that people seek. By being the salt of the earth, others will be drawn to the truth, like salt draws people to life-sustaining water.

Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world. Without light, there can be no life. Without Christ’s light, there is no eternal life. We are called to be bold in proclaiming God’s teachings of love, mercy, and forgiveness. Christ wants us to share our testimonies with others. His gifts aren’t meant for us alone. They are given so that we may glorify God and, in doing so, bring others to Christ.

When we reach for the salt shaker or turn on a light, remember that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. I encourage you to listen to the song from Godspell! The song's last words are, “You’ve got to live right to be the light of the world!”

Saint of the Day

St. Agatha, patron saint for protection from breast cancer and fire—pray for us!