When Jesus says:"You are the salt of the earth." Jesus is saying "Be Authentic." Be the Real Deal! Beloved, an inconsistent lifestyle repels people from the church. So, how authentic is your walk? We may be the only Bible that our neighbor may ever see.
Our Gospel reading this morning from Matthew is near the beginning of Jesus most famous sermon, The Sermon on the Mount.
In this message, Jesus called his followers to the highest standards of conduct. (Pause)
He challenged us to "turn the other cheek."
He commanded us to love our enemy,