Christ says, “You are the salt of the earth!” He didn’t say, “You will become or have the potential to become the salt of the earth. We already are!
It’s interesting what salt can do; it transforms the taste of our food. So if we are the salt of the earth, then we are responsible for changing the world where we are. But then, what kind of transformation do we bring about?
The chemical composition of salt cannot be changed, but it can be adulterated or degraded. If we are to remain the salt of the earth, we cannot be complacent, just as Jesus warns us, especially in our spiritual life. The word of God can give us enough “saltiness.” If the transformation we try to provide the world is solely from our ideas or belief, not founded or nurtured by the Word of God, we will be worthless and discarded.
“You are the light of the world.”
Someone says, “If Christians have his/her light turned on, we will have a different world.” Not just on; it should shine to all who are in the house!
I reluctantly accepted an invitation to share at a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress last week. I gave witness by sharing my God experience, which I call “My Rock,” just like the Rock of St. Roman of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, where he experienced God’s tremendous love. Now, I thank God for that opportunity because, after my sharing, some people came to tell me how they remember their own experience of God’s love. At that time, God helped me turn my light on.
We all have different ministries, and the purpose of all these good works is to give glory to God.
Father in heaven, help us acknowledge our gifts and be willing to use them and let our small light lead others to you, our one true light, that they may see and taste your goodness O Lord. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.