The salt of the earth does not mock rotting meat. Where it can, it saves and seasons. Where it can't, it weeps. And the light of the world does not withdraw, saying "good riddance" to godless darkness. It labors to illuminate. But not dominate.This is a helpful reminder and rebuke to those such as myself who can quickly become so disgusted and angry with the people around us. Am I not the light of the world and the salt of the earth? May I never lose my saltiness, for then I will be only useful for being trampled underfoot.
John Piper, writing in TableTalk Magazine this month on the topic of being a Christian exile:
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