This week’s passage is a classic which I’m sure many of us have heard quoted many times. Though I have heard it often, I am reminded of the continual need to hear it again and again. If we are not the salt of the earth, what good are we? If our actions do not reflect the light of Christ, what good are our words or faith?
Matthew 5:13-16 (ESV)
13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.