I love french fries, especially when the come from a fast food restaurant. And despite the fact they are usually salted a lot, I put more salt on them. But I know others can not have a lot of salt, and salt can be harmful to the heart. So how can we make sense of Jesus’ use and encouragement that we are to be salt for the earth? Just what does he mean? And what are we supposed to do to be the salt of the earth?
Today is the first time we will celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God. Just as we celebrate special Sundays for the Body and Blood of Christ, and the Trinity, Pope Francis thought it good that we focus one Sunday with special emphasis on the Word of God. Do you have a bible in your home? Do you read it? Do you study it? Do you pray with it? Do you share the Word with others? Go. Teach. Baptize. This is our baptismal call. And the Word of God is the story we share.