“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." Matthew 5:13 Le Chambon is a small village in southern France. Its residents turned their village into a refuge … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Shelter from the Storm
Month: February 2023
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Who Is Blessed?
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said, "Blessed are...." Matthew 5:1-3 We often think of blessings as things that go our way: The business you work for gave you a bonus Your son is dating … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 5 | Who Is Blessed?
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 4 | Turn, Learn, and Heal
'From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."... They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”'... ... people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 4 | Turn, Learn, and Heal
“Salt and Light”: Matthew 4:3 | The Test
‘The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”’ Matthew 4:3 I often meet with people who think that, if they had more faith, they would experience less temptation. It is very tempting to believe that a follower of Jesus should enjoy – almost … Continue reading “Salt and Light”: Matthew 4:3 | The Test