Salt and Light
Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday
Of The Tenth Week In Ordinary Time
Jesus was/is the Salt and Light of the human race, and he invites us to be the same.
What is the meaning of Salt and Light? For me the meaning is to be the meaning and hope for those around us. It is to make the difference in the people around. Easing their pain, bringing smiles, listening and more. You may not bring answers to their lives, that is Jesus’ role when you usher Jesus into their lives. Salt and Light is what precisely what Jesus was in the life of the Samaritan Woman at the well. She who possible an outcast experienced acceptance, healing and purpose. What did Jesus do? only spoke to her with patience, kindness and love, lead by God’s Spirit.
The world around us is hurting and manifests it in many ways. Many of these we look as being Anti-Jesus, and reject the humans associated with these. But we need to be lead by God’s Spirit, to make the distinction between the person and his actions, and be further led to love the individual, not his actions, and invite God into their lives, by opening our lives to those hurting. Then we ourselves need to be patient and show faith in God, to work in their lives…
Everyone out there is a brother/sister in and through Jesus, and there is no exception. Pray then like St. Francis of Assisi;
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.