By: Ms. C. A. Riley, OP
Our readings begin from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah where we are still receiving the Lord’s teachings about the Beatitudes. He tells us that we must feed the hungry even if its our last loaf of bread, and we must give shelter to the homeless, and cloth the naked when you see them, even if you have only the bare minimum. The lord tells us we are the light of the world and as such we need to shine for our brothers and sisters who don’t have as much as we do, for when we do, He will shine upon us.
As we move through the readings and into the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells the disciples that they are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its taste, what good is it? Well, it’s not good for anything, and it should be thrown out. So, what is Jesus telling us? He is telling us to not lose our place in the world, even though we must live in it. We are called to action, by helping others by giving of our time, talent, or treasure. So I challenge you as we approach Lent, to go out into the world and shine your light on all.