Be a Blessing – You are Salt & Light

In his Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12 Jesus pronounced blessing on the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the gentle, the merciful, those who hunger and thirst for justice, the pure in heart, the peacemakers and those who are persecuted.  This sounds like a very humble, down and out, and powerless group of people.  But Jesus immediately follow in vv. 14-16 with a powerful affirmation of the calling and the impact, that these humble, blessed ones can have on the world.  “YOU are the salt of the earth” says Jesus.  “YOU are the light of the world!”  This Sunday we will ponder our calling to be a blessing.  To listen to Pastor Ernie and the congregation’s conversation, click on You Are Salt and Light