Saturday, March 22, 2008


"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing anymore but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men." (Matt. 5:13)

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIESTHOOD: Under the two figures of salt and light our Lord showed the apostles what a high vocation theirs was in the kingdom of God. Under the first figure He described to them the priestly office. "Even as salt gives a savor to food and preserves it from corruption, so must you make sinful man holy and pleasing to God, and keep him from the corruption of sin."

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)