“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden.Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:13-16 (CEB)
Salt flavors and preserves.
Light illuminates so all may be seen clearly.
Right here in the opening verses of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes this statement about salt and light. About identity and vocation.
Jesus is telling his listeners what they were made to be and what they are called to do.
This Sunday at New Wineskins, we’ll talk about what it means to be salt and light in the context of identity and vocation. How exactly do we go about being salt and light in our world today? And what does our community look like when we do?
Join us this Sunday, June 17, in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company and join us in a conversation on one of Jesus’ most well-known (and maybe least fully understood) sayings…we hope to see you there!
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm