Fifth Sunday in ordinary time: Mt 5:13-16

13 “You are like salt for the whole human race. But if salt loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty again. It has become worthless, so it is thrown out and people trample on it.

14 You are like light for the whole world.

A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.

16 In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.”

Other readings: Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

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