Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for February 9, 2020
Description: For the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we see that Jesus tells us: “You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13-16). What does it mean to be salt? Think about what salt does. It adds flavor to foods that lack sufficient taste. Jesus also raises the point that if we lose our flavor, how can it be restored? The answer is: Only by letting God renew us.
In our baptisms, we were made flavorful – alive with God’s love, peace, joy, etc. Christians evangelize by adding the seasoning of God’s life to the lives of the people around us. Fruitful Christians are those who evangelize by adding the seasoning of God’s life – God’s love, peace, joy, etc. – to the lives of the people around them. But beware of trying too hard! What happens when food is over-salted?