Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of February 4 & 5

In this weekend’s readings and psalm, the prevailing theme
is that of light: We are the light of the world; our light
breaks forth like the dawn; our light shines in the darkness;
our light reflects generosity and justice. Good stewards
know they are the lamp, and Christ is the flame that,
through them, illuminates the earth. They know that they
carry Christ’s light in their hearts, and let it shine through
their words and deeds. What are we doing to shine Christ’s
light on the hungry, the homeless and others most in need
of God’s mercy? How do we exercise good stewardship
over the light of Christ that burns within each of us?