11th June 2019

St. Barnabas

“You are salt of the earth.”

Matthew 5:13-16

What does it mean to be salt and light?  As Christians, we are called to be the salt and light of the world; to influence the world for good, and be light even in the darkest of places.  Just as the presence of light in darkness is unmistakable, our presence in the world must be unmistakable. ​

How do I see my light?  Is it warm and bright for others to see?  Is it dull and dim?  Does it flicker, as if becoming burnt out?  Do I ask Jesus to give me his light? ​

To be salt and light, we must remain focused on Jesus, because it is not our own light that shines, but the light of Jesus within us.  Let us have no doubts, but have the courage to be the salt and light the world needs.