5th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing , and can only be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Jesus warns that people who do “good works” are likely to be noticed. In the best of worlds they will inspire others to praise God and perhaps even to do good works themselves. For the truly humble who think only of the needs of the other person, doing good is not accompanied by any soul-searching. The works are simply and quietly done.