Jesus said, “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.” Matthew 5:13-16
We are back to our usual schedule this week, so I hope to see you on campus or at Trinity Commons. This past Sunday we had a wonderful supper after our service thanks to the folks at Black Dog BBQ. So remember, Sunday suppers are back!
For the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at The Sermon on the Mount. We have reflected on the Beatitudes and on Jesus’ call to take the Torah seriously. In the passage for this week, Jesus declares that his disciples are salt and light.
I have always found this a bit curious. Salt and light are both very useful, but they are not my go-to comparisons to use for encouragement. Salt certainly makes food taste better and can preserve food. Light definitely makes life easier. But salt and light can be too much. If you have ever eaten an over-salted meal or stepped into the bright sunlight from a dark room, you know how too much of either of these can be an unpleasant or painful experience.
What do you think Jesus wants the disciples to learn by being “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”? What is he encouraging? And what is he warning against? What does it mean to be salt and light in 2020?
- 11:45 a.m. Worship at BSC
I will be on campus at 10 am, come by and say hello. Then join us in Norton 121 as we say our prayers and continue our reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.
- 3-6 p.m. Drop-in Hours at Trinity Commons
Come by for a chat or just to take a break. You can also drop in on Zoom.
- 6 pm Worship at Trinity Commons & Zoom
Join us for Church in the chapel. Sunday Supper to-go following the service. Wear a mask and invite a friend. You can also join us via Zoom.