09 February 2014

Gospel Sermon: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Today's sermon was a good one (Gospel Reading, Matt. 5:13-16). So, I decided to write a summary of it. It made me realize that a lot of us do not know what we are capable of in being a messenger of God. So, I'll basically summarize the sermon here.

Generally, salt has two functions - as flavour & to preserve. The Bible does not say that "you are like salt." Matt. 5:13 clearly says "You are the salt of the earth..." Hence, us being Christians, we are supposed to spread out and add the "flavour of Christ" to our community so that others may know Christ. Also, in the current world with all bad things happening here and there, we as "salt" should preserve the good things and the good news before it vanish with the worldly things. 

Matt. 5:14 says, "You are the light of the world." With technology advancing in our world today, we do not depend on sunlight that much. At night we have lights to bright up the place. But what if one day, there's no electricity? Then in darkness, light, the source of light becomes very important. There's a lot of people in this world who still live in darkness. As Christians, we have to be the source of light to people so that those who are in darkness may see their light at the end of the tunnel. We never know if even being the dimmest light, could help a person in need in many ways. Matt. 5:16, "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." 

So, brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all be salt of the earth and light of the world. Amen!
God bless you all.