Prayer of the Day

Fifth Sunday of the Year

February 9th, 2014
"‘’ You are salt for the earth.’’" Matthew 5 : 13

 

These words of Jesus follow the Beatitudes each one beginning with the words ‘’How blessed’’.  Here Jesus tells us we are the salt for the earth.   Salt is only salt, if it has the properties innate in salt otherwise it is absolutely useless.  Salt is used to flavour food and also to preserve from spoiling.   We are asked to be Christians, who like the salt does what it is made for.  At baptism we join Christ in being salt for the earth.

 

Prayer Jesus, keep us close to you so that in small ways we may be that pinch of salt that identifies with you, the Salt of the earth, at all times. Amen