Read: Isaiah enumerates practical ways to make us like a light that rises in the darkness, namely, to share our food with the hungry,
free the oppressed, and provide shelter for the homeless. Saint Paul exhorts the Corinthians to have faith in God’s power and not on human wisdom.
He himself is the example; he preaches the mystery of God through the power of the Spirit, not through the lofty words of philosophers.
In his preaching, Jesus uses visual aids, which are close to the people’s daily life, namely, salt and light,
to underline the fundamental vocation and mission of his followers.
Reflect: Why does Jesus compare our vocation and mission to salt and light? The answer lies on what salt does to food and the importance of light in darkness.
Without salt, food is tasteless and it is easily spoiled. Without light, we cannot find the way.
We, Christians, are commissioned by the Lord to preach and live the good news of our salvation.
Our vocation and mission to be the salt of the earth and light of the world are gifts of Jesus to us. Without Jesus in our life,
we cannot become salt and light of the earth. Apart from him, we cannot produce fruits worthy of the kingdom. Our talents are gifts from God,
which are to be used for the uplifting of the people of God. By using our talents for the good of all, people can praise the heavenly Father.
Pray: Lord, thank you for the talents you have entrusted to me; may I use them for your glory and for the well-being of your people.
Act: Identify your talents and teach them to others.
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