Friday, March 15, 2019

His Word Today: Smart

Good morning everyone,

In today's gospel passage (Mt 5:20-26), Jesus says to his disciples: unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven (Mt 5:20).  In modern-day parlance, he might say something like: You have to be smart about how you live your faith.

In his day, Jesus challenged his disciples not merely to take everything for granted, including the way that they should understand or interpret their faith.  Rather, he challenged them to be smart about applying the lessons of their faith in order to bring new life to the way they lived.

We too need to be smart about the way in which we live our faith.  If we are, others will see what we do and the way we care for one another, and our actions and words will inspire others to make a difference in the world.  This is what Jesus meant by saying that we need to be salt for the earth, light for others, leaven for the sake of all those we meet.

Have a great day.

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