“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.  “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Matthew 5:13 – 15 NKJV
Is it a compliment to be called “salt”? How about “light”? It must be, since that’s what Jesus wants his followers to be.
Salt doesn’t make itself known in a bold way, but it changes whatever it comes into contact with. It brings out goodness. That’s the kind of influence God wants us to have — at school, at work, and around your neighborhood. He wants us to influence those around us, not in a showy, look at me way, but in subtle ways. What we say, what we do, the way we treat others is that matters.
If we live in a way that’s pleasing to God, people will notice. Some of them may even get the courage to follow our example. In that way, we bring out goodness in others.
Folks, as light, we reflect God’s goodness on others. We treat them as He instructs in His Word. We let them know through our actions and words that we care about them and that God cares about them.
Remember, if we commit ourselves to the principles of Matthew 5, we’ll discover what God can do with a little salt and light.