Gospel – 6/9/20 – 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.”
How many times have we been told not to waste our gifts?
We can have the greatest of gifts but if we don’t exercise them – for whatever reason – they become useless, just like salt that has lost its taste.
Gifts are precious but they also require great courage to step into the fray and use them.
“But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 14:28
Once again, Jesus is saying we don’t receive the gifts for naught. If we don’t use them, they don’t have a great shelf life.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…