The Salt Of The Earth
Too many Christians have too long understood Jesus’ statements that they are something like ” the salt of the earth” & “the light of the world” that others are none of these things. Too often that resultedThat’s why they need to be destroyed, subdued or conquered. However, you are salt and light only only when you do not elevate yourself above others. Instead you commit to love your neighbour despite that sometimes they are very different and/or hard to love.
Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 2-5-2017