“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:13-20, NRSV)
Y’all are the salt of the earth.
Y’all are the light of the world.
Not you will be, or you can be if you do the right things and act in the right way.
No you are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world.
Your actions flavor the world around you and light the way to something.
Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to uphold it, to show us how to live to fulfill the law of Love to God. By how much He loved us.
So go and live your life flavoring with God’s mercy and grace and lighting the way to God’s Love.