Ord.Wk 5th: Sunday 9th February, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Salt & Lamp” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the images of “salt and lamp” to highlight the purpose of their existence.  And, if they are not achieved, then they have no reason to exist.  Likewise, if we lose our faith in God, and no longer live for and love Him, then our existence on earth is meaningless.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 5:13-16

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.’