What Does It Mean to Be Salt and Light?

“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance”
“He’s encouraging us to have an influence everywhere we go”

Source: What Does It Mean to Be Salt and Light?

hands with salt lg print

Excellent contrast of the two metaphors and I especially love the idea of this line; “He’s encouraging us to have an influence everywhere we go.”

That is walking with Christ and being a true disciple who is doing the Fathers’ will we can rest assured.

I was given a pocket version of an important book that a man I used to work with thought went along with my mindset at the time! This man was in the seminary to be a priest prior to my meeting him which is all an interesting set of circumstances how all this came about, perhaps a true God Send; but as I was saying this man working for years to become a priest, then through an epiphany he changed the whole plan and went on to be a chemist and married a fine Catholic woman who couldn’t bear children but she too is also a scientist like him only her specialty is in microbiology!  They are very happy together and complement each other beautifully; a major blessing from God.  I’m single and always have been but the book that he gave to me makes sense, as it seems fitting in my case as to the way my life has gone; and perhaps clearly what God wanted me to focus on going forward!

The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).

“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

A quotation of what a Good Reads follower had said about this magnificent book!  “This book is going to forever be in either of two places in my home; my coffee table or my bedside. Reading this book this morning was like drinking deep of Christ’s love. Thomas a Kempis wrote this devotion in such a way to fan the flame in our soul with beautiful gentle words.”

Here is the link to the blog essay I wrote pertaining to this book and its growing importance to me now!

This is a good work you have here!

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

 

“My Imitation of Christ”

Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

2 thoughts on “What Does It Mean to Be Salt and Light?”

  1. Excellent contrast of the two metaphors and I especially love the idea of this line; “He’s encouraging us to have an influence everywhere we go.”

    That is walking with Christ and being a true disciple who is doing the Fathers’ will we can rest assured.

    I was given a pocket version of an important book that a man I used to work with thought went along with my mindset at the time! This man was in the seminary to be a priest prior to my meeting him which is all an interesting set of circumstances how all this came about, perhaps a true God Send; but as I was saying this man working for years to become a priest, then through an epiphany he changed the whole plan and went on to be a chemist and married a fine Catholic woman who couldn’t bear children but she too is also a scientist like him only her specialty is in microbiology! They are very happy together and complement each other beautifully; a major blessing from God. I’m single and always have been but the book that he gave to me makes sense, as it seems fitting in my case as to the way my life has gone; and perhaps clearly what God wanted me to focus on going forward!

    The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).

    “If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

    A quotation of what a Good Reads follower had said about this magnificent book! “This book is going to forever be in either of two places in my home; my coffee table or my bedside. Reading this book this morning was like drinking deep of Christ’s love. Thomas a Kempis wrote this devotion in such a way to fan the flame in our soul with beautiful gentle words.”

    Here is the link to the blog essay I wrote pertaining to this book and its growing importance to me now!
    This is a good work you have here!
    God bless you.

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

    “My Imitation of Christ”

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: