Claire Engelbrecht, Living Church, Block B
The Cell Phone Story
The story behind my name
My parents named me after the actress Claire Danes. My parents were out on a date to the movies and they both saw the movie, Romeo and Juliet with Leo and Claire Danes and thought the name “Claire” was a beautiful name.
Salt and Light:
“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.14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5: 13-16)
I selected this reading because this gospel passage is about Jesus saying "You are the light of the world." Jesus is saying that you are special and nothing can outshine you. He is telling us to go out into the world and spread the good news. Baptism is about entering the Church and a new faith with God and the whole community. The gospel is about to be the best person God created you to be and show your faith to the world.