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YOU Are The Salt of The Earth!

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 9:17 AM Comments comments ()
Today let us resolve to be the salt of the earth, like Jesus told us we were in Matthew 5:13: 

"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men."

What does this mean?  Salt adds flavor to ordinary tasting food, and it preserves food from spoiling as well. So when Jesus says that we are the salt of the earth, that means that we are to invigorate the ordinary humdrum life that everyone goes through with His gospel of

1. Loving God with all we've got, and
2. Loving our neighbor as ourselves.

This manifests itself through our words, through our smiles, through our actions, etc. And lest we forget, these things are not just for our family and friends, but for everyone, even those who stink, who are not well dressed, who we don't like, and who don't have a lot of money.  In so doing, we not only shake up the world with our flavorful seasoning of love, we preserve the life of Christ in the world. And with the world turning ever darker with its embrace of homosexuality, pornography, divorce, abortion, etc., that means that we will also shine brighter, because Jesus also said that we are the light of the world !

There are rules to follow for salvation!

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM Comments comments ()

Just about every good old boy out there realizes that there must be firm rules when it comes to basketball, football, baseball, hockey, boxing, and even driving. And these rules are formulated by a governing authority in charge of those things. But when it comes to salvation and heaven or hell, a lot of them think that we get to make up whatever rules we want to on our own...Well, guess again!  You will never get into heaven singing "I did it My Way".  The rules are there for us all to learn in the Bible and the Catechism.  Recommended reading is Matthew 25: 31-46 for starters....