What I’m Thinking: Light and Salt

This week I’m thinking about vacation. Oh, and the Scripture for February 5th. I’m actually kind of sorry not to be thinking about the Beatitudes this week, but, well…

Here’s a transcript:

Honestly, what I’m thinking is: I’m about to go on vacation for a week.

So what I’m actually thinking about in terms of Scripture is the following week to this Sunday’s reading, and the passage has a couple of interesting touchstones for me. 

The first part is that this is the passage where Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, that you are the light of the world; you are the salt of the earth. And so we are supposed to glow from a hilltop; we are supposed to maintain our saltiness.

The second thing that Jesus says is that he has come not to abolish the prophets, but to fulfill them. You see, in these days I firmly believe that our light, our saltiness, is quite in line with that of the ancient prophets, the ones who criticized the irresponsibility and the unrighteousness and the injustice of the leaders of the nation.

So as I am looking ahead to these next few years, I am seeing a lot of call for us to be light and to be salt and to repeat the words of the prophets, and hold those who govern us to account.

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , | Posted on January 22, 2017

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