5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
7 Feb 2020

When friends compliment us on our goodness and reliability, stating that we are the salt of the earth, they are paying us a great tribute.  Today’s gospel reminds us of our noble calling of bringing Jesus into the world.  Christ has placed his gospel into our hands and it depends on whether or not it is proclaimed.  His message is seen for what it is when we put it into practice in our lives.  Truly good people who take their religion seriously may be quite unaware of the effect they have on others, but their influence does not go unnoticed.  There is warmth and attractiveness about those whose good deeds and actions reflect the image of Jesus, the light of the world.  The presence of a genuine Christ-like character enriches the community and enables the best in others to come forth.  We can celebrate the presence of God at home and at work without going out of our way to do anything exceptional.  It is evident in ordinary things, like the selfless love of a home – help caring for every need of a senior citizen or of parents who are loyal to each other and completely dedicated to their children. Such acts of service create an environment where Christ can be known, loved and cherished.  These and similar good works are the salt which gives flavour and sparkle to daily life and lets the light of Christ shine forth for all to see.