Being Salt & Light (part 1)
In Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus uses the image of salt and light to describe those who would follow Him. The metaphors of salt and light speak of the kind of influence Christ's followers are to have in the world. Like salt, we are to act like an antiseptic agent but also to bring seasoning to our environment. As light, we too bring illumination to those places that are filled with darkness.
This morning we will look at Being Salt. Next week we will talk about Being Light. Next Sunday, June 30, is also Canada Day weekend. As part of the message, I'll interview Stockwell Day who is a person God has used to bring light to many different parts of our society. I'm really looking forward to that interview!