So over these past couple days, I have spent some time with some great people in community. Whether it was with family, friends, and students; it was all great.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
God calls us to be light and salt. He calls not only myself, but each of you in some way. I think that is why community is so important, it helps us be light and salt with others. When you are in community, true community, there is an authenticity between the people you are with. There is a vulnerability about struggle, faith, joy, and learning to wait for God together.
I love having conversations in the car. I believe some of the best conversations come out of a car ride. I had one of those conversations with a great friend last night. We shared our hearts, prayed, laughed, and poured our heart and soul into the conversation and each other. That right there is community...it may have been in a car, but we were definitely light and salt to one another.