Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Ephrem and St. Columba, Abbot & Missionary

June 9th, 2015
"“You are the salt of the earth and light of the world.”" Matthew 5 : 13

Today in the Gospel we receive an important instruction on the mission of the Community. It should be the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5 : 13-16). By using images of daily life, Jesus makes known our mission : to be salt.   Matthew 5 : 14-16: Light of the world. The community should be light, it should enlighten. It should not be afraid to show the good that it does. It does not do it to make itself seen, but what it does can be seen. The salt does not exist for itself. The light does not exist for itself! This is how the community should be. It cannot remain enclosed in itself.    

Prayer Help us, Lord, to be a light to this world, so that our lives may radiate your message of love, hope, and joy. May we be the beacon leading to You those who seek truth. Amen