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A Reflection for June 13, 2023, on the Gospel of Matthew 5:13-16
Mary Marxen  OPA

I find it hard to imagine a world without either salt or light.  Most of us have grown up with seasoning for our food, and light in our homes that have allowed us to work long after sundown. We only need to “flip a switch” and our room is filled with light.

One day not so long ago, my electricity went out for several hours.  In order to see, I had to light an oil lamp and I got a taste of what the early settlers had to go through when the sun went down.

Today, our gospel is telling us that we, you and I, are to be salt and light for each other.  We are to flavor the lives and light the way so that others do not stumble in the darkness.  This can work if we but take one day at a time and try to make a difference.


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6 responses to “Associate Blog

  1. Thank you for the reflection, Mary. I was brought up using kerosene lamps and appreciate the delight that just the touch of a switch “and there was light”! May we continue to appreciate and acknowledge our many blessings.

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