Description:Our Blessed Lord had given us the beatitudes, which ended with the encouragement, rejoice and be glad when you’re persecuted for the cause of righteousness, when you’re persecuted because of His name, because you’re reward will be great. If we are able and if we do keep the instructions given to us in the beatitudes the Lord tells us then we will be like salt, and the salt of the earth. In other words, we will be able to preserve, that which is on its way to corruption. And even as there’s an encroaching darkness, if we observe the beatitudes we can be of the light that reveals God’s truth. And so this is what He offers us - to be salt and to be light for others. But what about Himself? Isn’t He the light that has come in to the world? He is the light, that the darkness can not overcome. Yes He is. And so He tells us in a way, that we have to look to Him as well. And we can imagine these are the beatitudes, He’s on mount of beatitudes, the crowds are listening and He’s going to develop what He has said in the beatitudes and to show how He himself fulfils it. Do not imagine I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets. Why would they think this? At that particular time they wouldn’t. But it would be an accusation brought against Him later on. They would accuse Him of being an opponent to Moses. That He had come to destroy that which they had received from Moses and the Prophets. But He says, “I have not come to abolish, but to complete them”. Indeed the Law of Moses was given so that it might lead us to perfection. It didn’t have the power to make us perfect, righteous, good, but it should the places we should not go… For Fr. Linus’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.