Salt and Light

Richard Stearns–“As followers of Jesus, we are called to be salt and light – to form communities that are attractive, winning people to Christ through our lives of love and truth. We’re not called to shake a finger at non-believers or to coerce them to be like us.”

Sometimes we think we know everything.

And we want to tell everyone what we know.

As if they don’t know anything. Or don’t agree with us–so, they are obviously wrong.

That is so not attractive.

Better to try understanding other people. Rejoicing when they rejoice; sharing compassion when they hurt; leading them to study or prayer when called for.

We are salt to enhance the “flavor” of others and light to show the way. Not judging, which tries to make the other person feel inferior and ourselves superior.

Please pass the salt…

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