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Salt in our Life

Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Sr.Venus Marie S. Pegar, sfx
                      Sisters of St. Francis Xavier

May 23, Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: James 5:1-6; Mark 9:41-50

The first reading speaks of the misfortunes of the rich. In the end, even the most precious earthly wealth, such as silver and gold, may deteriorate due to corrosion.

This corrosion could be a testimony against you, as it will consume your flesh like a fire.
In the Gospel, Jesus  encourages the disciples to” keep salt in themselves and they  will have peace with one another.”

Salt holds significant spiritual meanings and symbolism in the Bible, representing preservation, purification, and covenant. With its ability to enhance flavor and preserve food, salt is an analogy for believers' influence on the world.

In this situation, Jesus wants to rub salt on his followers. Jesus sprinkles us like salt into the world to prevent the erosion of kingdom values, to prevent the decay of society, and to fight against the tide of inhumanity and oppression.

As a believer in God, one should continue to preserve Christ's teachings, incorporating them into their daily lives. To live a meaningful life, we should embody Christ's teachings, just as salt preserves food and adds taste.

Call to Action for Catholic Living: The readings invite us to persevere with good values in life and to keep God's word to maintain a harmonious relationship.

Lord, continue to bless us to be the salt of the earth. Amen.


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