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‘You are the light of the world’

Sunday, Feb. 5

Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16

The Sermon on the Mount might be a good sermon but it is a lousy homily. No stories, no jokes. Instead, we hear the Sermon on the Mount in the coming Sundays list some do’s and mostly don’ts. Do not murder, do not get angry, do not commit adultery, do not even lust. Do not retaliate, hate, curse, take oaths, brag, preen, worry, or backbite. The Sermon on the Mount is no more a homily than the Ten Commandments.

The Sermon makes no mention of the cross and resurrection, no hint that suffering and dea...

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