“You are the Salt of the Earth”

We’ve all heard of someone being described as ‘a salt of the earth person’. Perhaps someone has even described you in the same way. What does this description mean to you?

In the Gospel reading for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A from Matt 5:13 – 16, we hear anew Jesus’ parables about his disciples being ‘salt of the earth’ and ‘light of the world’.

There is much to reflect on and bring to prayer in these two short parables. The following reflection by Veronica Lawson RSM will enrich us as we listen to the Gospel and consider what it might be calling us to at this time.


In what ways can we enrich the Earth and the lives of others now and into the future?

In the coming week, how will we be wiser in our judgments, just in our dealings and compassionate to each other and all beings?

Sea salt wooden spoon on brown wooden background.