Salt and Light and now I want popcorn in front of the fireplace.


We are called to be salt and light. What does that look like? Are we the single flame of a candle at dawn or the roaring fire in a fireplace on a snowy afternoon? Or both? First one, then the other, depending on need and our own resources and energy. Are we deep, rich Hawaiian Alean sea salt rubbed on a roast or are we fun, pink Himalayan salt sprinkled on honeyed popcorn? Are we ordinary table salt, healing a sore throat? 

It depends on time and place. 

All we know is that every day we are called.



 Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”



Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. 

~Mother Teresa


Dear Jesus,

You tell me that I am salt of the earth and light of the world. It sounds so huge! And then--I am overwhelmed. Help me to see that I am called to be salt and light every day, even in the small, dark spaces of my own home. Let your light so shine in me right here today that every person who is near can't miss its warm glow.


Sometimes it's just a smile, a hug, an encouraging text with the promise to pray. One small flame casts a warm glow. Even one crystal of salt has flavor. Do the small things. Do them with love and faithfulness. Do them all day long. 

The internet is a formidable force for bringing the comfort and consolation and hope of the Lord to all of us. It can be an incredibily powerful medium for community. There is an unfathomable resource for prayer here. We have on the 'net the privilege of praying for people and of being witness to the miracles brought forth when fervent, faith-filled people pray for one another.

Let's be that community of hope and faith for one another.

How about this idea? What if I pop in here every week, share Sunday's scripture and talk a wee bit about how we can live it and pray it in our homes? And then you tell me how we can pray for you that week? Deal?

{And please, do return and let us know how prayer is bearing fruit.} 

 How can I pray for you this week?