Description: How well are you flavoring others? In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus tells us: “You are the salt of the earth, a light that needs to shine, a city for evangelization.” What does this mean? This handout emphasizes the importance of working together as a parish community or ministry group or as part of the Church as a whole. It includes questions for group discussion.
In your baptism, you were made flavorful – alive with God’s love, peace, joy, etc.. The useful Christian is one who evangelizes by adding the seasoning of God’s life – God’s love, God’s peace, God’s joy, etc. – to the lives of the people around him or her.
But beware of trying too hard! What happens when food is over-salted? It tastes horrible. No matter how good our intentions might be, if we come on too strong, we do more harm than good.
Ideas for use: Evangelization ministry, RCIA team, parish staff, spouses of unbelievers, parents of inactive Catholics, faith sharing groups, etc.