St. Mathew 5:13-16
“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men.
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.’
As Disciples of Christ we are connected in Him. The examples He uses to encourage growth in faith, hope and love is salt. When we allow our growth to become stagnant we have nothing to offer, our knowledge in His faith, hope and love mean nothing.
Jesus goes on to say “You are the light of the world”. We are to use our knowledge of Christ; faith, hope and love, The Holy Spirit, God the Father and let the light within illuminate us, so that others too, can learn of Him. Let them see Him in Me, as we go about our lives.
The Power of God’s Promise
3His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power. 4 Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, 7 devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.
“Further more, He aids us in this by helping us to supplement our faith with virtue (goodness). With goodness we gain Knowledge (of Fruit of the Spirit Gal 5:22-23)” Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,23gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” This knowledge compels us forward to learning more.”
We we accept these gifts from our Father we are given tools for growth in faith, hope and love, to spread the word and use in our own relationships.