Today, I am discussing the Homily of July 15 regarding the Gospel of Mathew, 5:13-19:
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
We and our leaders must follow Christ’s teachings. We must be true to our Christian faith.
Jesus is alive. We are not alone.
Let us go to church regularly, and read the Bible, especially the New Testament which is about the Love and Promise of Jesus Christ.
FRANCISCO R. AGULTO
Chalan Kanoa, Saipan