Our Gospel lesson is Matthew 5:13-16.

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, 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 who is in heaven.”

Jesus gives us examples of right living that are easily relatable. Salt and light are common things we encounter every day. He wanted us to see that though we may consider ourselves “ordinary”, we are essential in the world like salt and light are to our daily lives.

God has called us to be His partners in creation and salvation. No, we can’t create or save on our own, but when we are in relationship with God, He provides us with the gifts we need to be useful in the kingdom. In this way we can reach out to others so that they may know the joy of a connection with God as well.

Today, listen for God’s call. Think of the talents He has given you and how these can help our world know Him better. We can be salt and light to all our brothers and sisters.

Gracious God, we are thankful that You want us to be part of what You are accomplishing every day. Help us to realize the usefulness of what You have given and go to share Your love everywhere. Amen.

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