Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 6, 2011


How many of you have ever tried a salt-free diet?  (Yuck.  Because salt is what gives food flavor.  It is what makes food taste good)

We are the salt of the world – we make the world good.  Now, I recognize that most people don’t think of Christian living this way.  A lot of people look at Christians and say, “how boring”

As salt of the earth, we are meant to bring flavor to what we see around us.  We are meant to preserve the goodness of this earth.  It is your example, your good word, you love that will preserve and increase the goodness that is already around us.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16)



  1. You are such an inspiration!
    Where can I get Pope John’s quote that you used in your homily today?
    Have a good day,

  2. I was wondering where I can get Pope John’s quote that you used in your homily this past Sunday.

    If you already responded to me, I didn’t receive the response.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration.

    • Life is a gift entrusted to us so that we can transform it and increase it, making it a gift to others. No man is an iceberg drifting on the ocean of history. Each one of us belongs to a great family, in which he has his own place and his own role to play. Selfishness make people deaf and dumb; love opens eyes and hearts, enabling people to make that original and irreplaceable contribution which, together with the thousands of deeds of so many brothers and sisters, often distant and unknown, converges to form the mosaic of charity and can change the tide of history” – John Paul II, Message to Youth on XI World Youth Day, November 25, 1995.

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