Reflection on the Salt of the Earth Gospel Reading

During mass this morning, the gospel from this past Sunday came to mind again and I felt compelled to share a bit of my reflection on it. The gospel reading was from Matthew 5:13-16:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“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.”

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Holy Land Pilgrimage: The Region of Galilee

Holy Land Pilgrimage Posts:

Introduction
Part One: The Region of Galilee
Part Two: Jerusalem
Conclusion

Part One: The Region of Galilee

This is the second post in my four-part series of posts about my Holy Land pilgrimage over Christmas break. In this post I’ll talk about the first part of our trip, The Region of Galilee. For the most part this and the next post will be more about what and where we did things. Every now and then there will be spiritual insights, but for the most part these will be saved for the conclusion post. Below are the places that we traveled to during this section:

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Holy Land Pilgrimage: Introduction

Holy Land Pilgrimage Posts:

Introduction
Part One: The Region of Galilee
Part Two: Jerusalem
Conclusion

Jerusalem In The Evening
Jerusalem on evening of our first night there.

Introduction:

This is the first of four posts about my pilgrimage to the Holy Land over winter break. In this post I will discuss some of the background information concerning the trip. Below I have included a master trip itinerary of all the places that we went to and what day we went there in the order we went there. Continue reading “Holy Land Pilgrimage: Introduction”