Sunday, February 5, 2023
The readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on evangelization and service. The first reading (Isaiah 58:7-10) tells us that when we care for those in need, the darkness in our lives will turn to light. The psalm (Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9) reminds us “The just man is a light in darkness to the upright. ” The second reading (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) helps us remember that we do not rely on our own wisdom when we speak and act, but on God. And the gospel (Matthew 5:13-16) is a reminder that we should boldly spread the Light of Christ throughout the world.
So some themes to focus on are evangelization, works of mercy, and justice. Here are some specific helps.