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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world.” How do we bring zest and flavor to the world as Christians? Can we prepare the way for the light of God to shine in people’s hearts? We make a salt painting to talk about how we can be the salt (literally in the craft) and the light of the world can be the watercolor paint spreading along the salt covered glue. 

A Message To Parents:

Being a parent is rewarding, but it can also be exhausting. We’re excited to see our kids take first steps and say first words and start to show their personalities and independence. But there’s also a LOT of work and repetition along the way.  

Jesus tells us:

“You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
Sometimes I think of parenting with this. When we’re “without flavor” we’re not a lot of good to our children. They need to know we love them, in a way the zest of parenting. As Christians, we can’t lose our zeal for Christ or become complacent. 
Jesus continues:

“You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”
When we let people see our love for Christ, it IS A LIGHT TO THE WORLD! Including for our children. 
  • Ashley Zahorian, Mass Box mom
The following materials have suggested age ranges. Use as you see fit for your family! 

Ages 5-7

    • Children’s Readings and Reflections Not Available

Ages 8-10+

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