Monday, March 13, 2017

Would you be missed- really?

I heard a very stimulating sermon yesterday.  It was about us being salt and light, and it came from the Sermon on the Mount, wherein Jesus, the Christ, says, (Matt 5),
"13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house. 16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

The pastor talked about the impact of salt and light and how, when they are missing, they are really noticed.  Then he asked the obvious follow-up, would YOU be missed if you weren't around?

Typically when we think of this, we think or someone dying, and the degree of impact they have on us personally, but I am asking the same question on a broader front.  If you were missing in your neighborhood, would you be missed and why?   In my case, I might be missed, because we might "miss" a pain when it no longer pains us.  But I am asking this in a more positive manner.  Are you having a POSITIVE impact on the world that is your neighbors?


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