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Liturgical day: Thursday 7th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 9,41-50): Jesus said to his disciples: «If anyone should cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble and sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a great millstone around his neck». Jesus said to his disciples: «If anyone gives you a drink of water because you belong to Christ and bear his name, truly, I say to you, he will not go without reward. If anyone should cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble and sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a great millstone around his neck. If your hand makes you fall into sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a hand than with two hands to go to hell, to the fire that never goes out. And if your foot makes you fall into sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter life without a foot than with both feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye makes you fall into sin, tear it out! It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than, keeping both eyes, to be thrown into hell where the worms that eat them never die, and the fire never goes out. The fire itself will preserve them. Salt is a good thing; but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today we hear some very harsh words. It is a very strong warning coming out of Jesus’ tender heart: He cannot tolerate that we may "offend" the souls (my sons, my brothers...). We must lead and accompany our loved ones through good roads, where they can grow as individuals, and as children of God.

-Do you like the food without salt? The good salt that we are should not become tasteless, and much less, poisonous.