Jesus said to his disciples:
You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.
— Matthew 5:13-16
The peace of the Lord be with you. I must confess I really like salt. Salt is so interesting. It can preserve, it can tenderize, it bring out sweetness, decrease bitterness… too much of it can almost make you pucker, but in moderation it enhances flavor.
Jesus is calling us today to be like salt by using our diverse gifts and qualities to reflect the greatness of our creator. No one is left out of this call and everyone has something to offer. So today, let us give the best of what we have offer. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.