Gospel – February 9, 2020 – Matthew 5:13-16
Jesus said to his disciples:
“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.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”
Jesus is telling that we can’t be afraid. We are gifted by God and if we lose our desire for him – his word, his love – then we are unable to carry that to the World. We aren’t doing that for which we are made – we’ve lost our ability to improve those we are meant to “season”. Then for what are we good?
We might as well be tossed out or be hidden away somewhere. Hidden under a basket because the light we are given – our gifts – will never be seen.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…