Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 5th February

Matthew 5:13–16

Jesus said to the crowds, “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. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

• Jesus calls me the salt of the earth and the light of the world. How would I respond to Jesus’ calling?

• As a Christian, how do I contribute something vital to the world—something that does not draw attention to me but which is needed?