Fifth Sunday Ordinary Time 2017
You are not insignificant.
The Gospel calls us to be salt and light. In this global world where we might begin to think that our efforts to build the Kingdom of God are futile and ineffective, the Lord tells us that our witness is important and will give positive results.
Sometimes we are fooled and disheartened because news programs focus especially on all that’s wrong in the world. That’s because what is normal is all that is good in the world! The bad is an exception and that’s why it is news. It’s important for us to focus on the light and not the darkness so that we do lose hope and give-up.
God believes in each of us. We are called to this life for a divine reason: to use our gifts and talents for the good of all and so shine God’s love into any darkness of this world.
Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC