Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Be Salt and Light

My oldest daughter just celebrated her 1st Reconciliation! As I am also her teacher for Faith Formation this year it was tremendously heartwarming to see the huge impression this sacrament made on the children. And from their faces, I could tell they truly felt the Grace and forgiveness God has promised through the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

Matthew 5: 13-16, [13] "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. [14] "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. [15] Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. [16] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

While our children can be a good example for others, we as parents are called to be both Salt and Light.

Salt – a mineral or spice is used to enhanced something. In this case, we are called to share our faith with enthusiasm – to bring joy in our faith into our family’s experience of being Catholic.

Light – brightness or illumination. In this case we are called to bring light and understanding of our faith to our children. We are called to continue to grow and learn our faith and pass it on.

Our children see what we do and do as we do. Be both Salt and Light!

God bless you!

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