Year A- 5th Sunday in ordinary time
13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusYou are the salt of the earth. You who believe in me have been selected by a special grace to be my followers, disciples and apostles.
I call you salt because you share the properties of salt. Food without salt does not taste the same. Salt has healing properties that kill bacteria and promote the curing of wounds. In other times when there were not refrigerators, salt was used to preserve foods.
I came to the world to heal; I am the God who heals you. Besides healing the sick from their physical wounds, I came to heal the wounds of sin. The main purpose of my healing is to preserve the soul from the decay caused by sin and to preserve it for the time of the resurrection when it will be clothed in the garments of light which last for all eternity.
You have been invited to share in my powers and to cure the sick too. Remember my words (John 14:12): “Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in me, will do the same things that I do and even greater, because I am going to the Father.” These signs will accompany the true believers (Mark 16:17-18): In my name you may cast out evil spirits, pray for the sick, which will recover, they will also speak in new tongues. (John 15:7) If you believe in me and my words abide in you, ask anything you wish and it shall be done for you.
To believe in me gives you the great power of faith, capable of touching my will and obtaining better results in your prayers. He who believes my words and accepts them as the Word of God will be able to pray for miracles. I stopped the storm and walked on water, therefore demonstrating my power over the elements; I cured the sick and raised the dead, showing that nothing is impossible for God. Pray with faith.
I am the Light of the world; if you follow me you will not walk in darkness; if you love me you will be filled with my light and become the light of the world. My light is my own holiness, which I want to share with everyone. Be holy, as I am holy; be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.
I invite you to become my heart, full of love and compassion for all those who need me. I invite you to become my hands; to stretch out around the world and give it the comfort it needs. I invite you to become my feet so that you may walk with me in search of souls. I invite you to become my eyes, always looking for those in need in order to bring them my infinite mercy.
Become like me, become another Christ, be transfigured by my light so that you too can do my work of salvation. There is no time to lose.
You can be a miracle worker if you are willing to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Open your heart and tell me that you want to accept my offering, believe in my words and let them make a new creation in you, a new being filled with my light, who will be very happy to spread my kingdom.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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