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Good News A11a

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Matthew 5:13-16 New American Bible

Matthew 5:13-16 Bible Gateway New International Version


“You are the light of the world.”


Jesus was talking to you. He wants you to be a light for the world.  He wants you to light the way for others to follow.  He wants others to see your good deeds.  He wants others to see you glorify our heavenly Father.

            He doesn’t want you to hide your talents.  He wants you to use them so others can see them.  He wants you to share your talents to help others.  He wants you to give praise and honor to God by prayers and ceremonies at home and at church.  One way to glorify God is thank God for your many blessings. Praise God for the roof over your head, the clothes on your body, the paper and pencils to do your homework.  Thank God for your family.  Thank God for your food and ask God to bless your food before you eat. Ask God to bless your family with good health, love, and an abundance of the necessities of life.  Another way to glorify God is by saying prayers before you go to sleep and when you wake up.  Any time of day is a great time to glorify, thank, praise and honor to God.  Showing others by your words and actions that you love God is a great way to be a light for your world. 

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to bless you and help you light the way for others to find truth and peace.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards