Weekend of February 5-6, 2011 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 58:7-10                                    1 Corinthians 2:1-5                                      Matthew 5:13-16 The first reading teaches that we are to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for one another.  In the second reading, Paul says his preaching was simple so that it was God’s power that opened the people to faith, not someone’s eloquence.  In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that we glorify God when we let the light of our faith shine forth.

Some good Catholics may think they do not have much to share about their faith.  Even though they are devoted, they may think they do not know enough to evangelize, but that is a mistaken notion.  Evangelization is about acknowledging God’s love for us, sharing that love with others and helping those in need.