New Evangelization Novena: Be salt to others

Novena Day 7: Be salt to others

Be salt to others

Salt is not the main flavor we seek in our food. Yet it is an essential seasoning in so much of what we eat. Without salt, we don't get the full sense of the flavor of a food. Just a pinch of salt can bring out that flavor. Jesus calls us to be salt to others. That means that when we evangelize, we do not seek to draw attention to ourselves. Instead, we help bring out a person's full self when they begin to know Jesus.

Opening Prayer

Lord God, we ask you to pour out your blessings on your Church as we answer your call to the New Evangelization. Grant us the grace to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not yet heard it and to those who have strayed from you, especially through the use of television in CatholicTV’s mission. Help us to see new ways to use the tools of our time to spread your Word to all people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” – Matthew 5:13


Lord Jesus, when we use the media and the arts for the New Evangelization, we glorify you, not ourselves. Grant that we may be salt to others; let us touch their lives just enough to bring out their full faith in you. Amen.

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New Evangelization Novena: Be salt to others