In the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount.  “You are the salt of the earth.  But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?  It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot” (Matthew 5: 13).  Salt adds flavor.  Foods  tastes flat without it.  How are Christians salt?  As salt makes food taste better, Christians make the world better.  A simple act of Christian love makes a difference.  Christians who give of themselves are Jesus for others. They help those in need.  They give hope to the fainthearted.  Disciples of Jesus make a difference by praying for a sick family member, advocating for justice for refugees, forgiving a hurtful person, checking on a shut-in neighbor, and more.  How are you salt of the earth?

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