Unnecessary Gentleness

You are the salt of the earth...you are the light of the world

Matthew 13:14
Matthew 5:13-16

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In a world where
Bad Deeds are celebrated
And good ones are relegated
To page 49 of the paper,
Where first place goes to “push and shove”
And the cost of “things” is put above
The cost of “time together,”
Isn’t it wonderful that,
From time-to-time,
The best of us
Reach out and touch
The rest of us?1

“You are the salt of the earth…you are the light of the world,” Jesus says to His followers in today’s Gospel Lesson (Mt. 5:13,14). “Let your light so shine before men,” He says, “that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven” (Mt. 5:15).

If your life seems to be in a rut, if everything seems to get you down, if you don’t seem to be growing spiritually, if the development of your personhood seems to have ceased, it’s not that God isn’t giving you the…

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