You are the Salt of the Earth. Catechist Evening of Reflection March 4 , 2010. The Wieliczka Salt mind, Poland. Chandelier carved in rock salt at St. Kinga’s Chapel. St Barbara carved in rock salt. Salt statue of Pope John Paul II.
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You are the Salt of the Earth Catechist Evening of Reflection March 4, 2010
The Wieliczka Salt mind, Poland Chandelier carved in rock saltat St. Kinga’s Chapel
St Barbara carved in rock salt • Salt statueof Pope John Paul II
Everything you wanted to know about salt • Preservation • “Salarias” – Salary • Via Salaria • Flavor • Covenant • Friendship • Purification and Healing • Political and Social Justice
Biblical times Flavor Preservation Outdoor ovens helped the fire burn brighter, giving light and warmth…
Several times, Jesus linked salt, Fire and light together Our faith grows strong and we become “salt of the earth” and one of Jesus’ bright lights in the world. Praying, fasting and giving alms are like salt to our faith.
Lord, you call your friends “salt of the earth.” Our lives are seasoned with your presence. We share our love of you with your children. Help us to light the world with your love. We pray that in this season of Lent, we will be salt-of-the-earth people, happy in your love. Salt and Light
Do you not know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingdom of Israel to David forever, to him and to his sons, by a covenant made in salt? 2 Chronicles 13:5
"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:13-16
"Salt is good, but if salt itself loses its taste, with what can its flavor be restored?” Luke 14:34
During Lent, we focus on becoming the salt of the earth. We pray, fast and give alms. We ask God to give us what we need to be flavor-filled catechists: Please respond: Help us, Lord, to be salt of the earth and your light to the world.
When we feed the hungry and give water to the thirsty, we are the salt of the earth…When we smile and give kindness to others, we are the light of the world…When we pray in our hearts, we are the salt of the earth…
When we read Scripture, study the lives of the Saints and pray the Mass, we are the light of the world…When we prepare well to teach your love and have patience with your children, we are the salt of the earth…
When we see needs around us and make the time to help, we are the light of the world… When we think loving thoughts and see the good in others, we are the salt of the earth…
Lord, help us to serve with love, according to our gifts, so that we will be salt of the earth and your light in the world. May we preserve our faith and shine brightly. Amen.
We are called to be salt of the earth. We are sent to be Christ’s light in the world.