June 11.  Do you think those old ladies in the church are ‘salt of the earth’ people? Mary asked her son Patrick. “Maybe, but when I hear them complaining it makes me wonder if they’ve lost the saltiness. Sodalities are important in the church but I do sometimes hear how they can be very petty in the way they apply their rules. I prefer to look at the SSVP who you don’t see in church all the time but are out there doing stuff for others.” “Maybe the light of the world people are those who lead the organisations helping others, or teaching. I also think bishop William is one of those.”

Reflect, share, scripture: “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste how shall its saltiness be restored? You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matt 5:13-16.  Pope Francis.  St Therese of Lisieux invites us to practise the little way of love, not to miss out on a kind word, a smile or any small gesture which sows peace and friendship.  An integral ecology is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness. A world of exacerbated consumption is at the same time a world which mistreats life in all its forms. LS 230.   ACTION.  How well are we dealing with our own consumerism, our salt and light?