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Light & Salt

Fr. Walter J. Quinn, OSA
Priest Associate, Priests for Life

February 01, 1999
   
 

       MK 5: 13-16    LK 8:16     JN 8:12-13                                                                                                     10:30 AM

Lincolnville,  Nova Scotia,  Canada

 

LIGHT  ENABLES US to see CLEARLY....LK 8:16...& SALT...Preserves & Keeps things FRESH.  Our Lord uses these words to...drive home to everyone the IMPORTANCE of keeping the Faith....Alive, Vital...& an Ongoing Force in our daily Lives.

 

CHRIST IS SAYING....ALL of you MUST follow My Example as we read in...JN 8:12-13 “I am the Light of the World.”   We should try to be like....the Salt of the Earth.   OUR LORD, the God made Man....& the 2ND PERSON of the BLESSED TRINITY......came down to Earth to save Mankind.......by giving TRUTH & KNOWLEDGE of God & Church.....to the whole World.

 

CHRIST TOLD US many times......NOT to let your Love for....God, Church & Faith Lose it’s TANG......it’s Vitality, Vim & Vigor.  Don’t let your Faith grow Weak...& Weaker as the days go by..... so that it soon begins to DIE!  Our Lord Is saying:.......It’s a SHAME if you do.  Don’t be so FOOLISH......& let this happen to you.....or anyone in your family.

 

KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG.  You can make it strong by Effort & Study...so strong that you begin to persuade others...to COME CLOSER to.........God, Church, Mass, Religion, Prayer & Sacraments.

 

AS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT of the World...WE TOO should also.... be like a LIGHT to everyone else.  LIGHT allows one to SEE where he/she is going.  The Apostle Phillip once asked Christ in...JN 14:5-7....”Lord how can we know the way?”   Our Lord answered......“I am the Way, the Truth & the Life”...The WAY to Heaven....TRUTH for our MINDS...& the LIFE of GRACE for our SOULS.

 

NOW TRY TO APPLY......all of the above to one’s own Life.  Each one of us is given....a TINY CORNER of Christ’s Vineyard.  PARENTS need to give Good Example......both by Word & Deed.  When one or both Parents fall ....the Children’s Faith is WEAKENED.  The OPPOSITE is also TRUE. The Children’s Faith will grow stronger with each passing day.....IF the PARENTS.......& the whole Extended Family........Show & practice Daily.... their LOVE for....God, Faith & Church!

 

GOD WANTS ALL OF US....NOT....little Bits & Pieces of our Time, Talent & TreasureHE MEANS ALL OF US ...100%! This is WHY Our Lord said:..in MT 22:37-40....”You shall Love the Lord your God with your whole Heart...your whole Soul..& your whole Mind.”  “And the 2ND COMMANDMENT is like the FIRST.  

 

                                        “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR........ AS YOURSELF.” 

                                         “NOT MORE THAN YOURSELF.......BUT AS YOURSELF.”

                                           “THIS IS WHY  & HOW.........WE GET INTO HEAVEN!”

   
 
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