Salting the Souls Around Us

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

There is an unquestionable urgency in Jesus' words about being "salt" and "light". Our talents are to be used without unnecessary delay; therefore, as Christians we dare not procrastinate about salting the souls around us with our just ways and corporal & spiritual works of mercy. Moreover, our light is to be given away with an energetic love because both salt and light give nourishment and life. Isaiah's words: "Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall be quickly healed." Both light and salt heal. This emphasis from Jesus on our being salt & light clearly demonstrates that healing is best achieved by the generosity we ourselves offer with true and unselfish charity, all by God's graces. No charity in our hearts for others, no healing! Meaning in life comes from the marvelous and countless ways in which we take the risk to give away our salt & light with a vigorous love, as Jesus Himself did.

In God's loving kindness,

-fr. Chris, O.P.