“You are the salt of the earth…
You are the light of the world.”
From Matthew 5:13-16
A compilation of the people who have influenced my life for the better would hold its own against Santa’s list. I’m most grateful for the long-term and minute-long encounters which have opened my eyes to one aspect or another of myself, this life, this world and God. You know, we never really know whom we’re helping along the way. The briefest encounter can be life-changing for those involved.
Over the years, I’ve discovered that, whatever our named occupation or standing or relationship to others is, we are all called to be our best and to bring our best to whatever the situation may be. Whether our influence is world-wide or confined to a single room, that influence will change everything for those within this realm. As we begin New Year 2021, our response to this call is more important than ever!
You know, Jesus didn’t target the temple hierarchy, government officials, local celebrities or the wealthy when he proclaimed that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. God holds each of us in such esteem that God calls us all to be the salt and the light that only we can be.
Creator God, thank you for trusting us to make this world a better place. Help us to use this power with wisdom, generosity and love.
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