On being light and salt, or how God will shine through you and the sufficiency of being "spiritual but not religious." Being spiritual is an inwardly focused
way of being that does not meet the call of Christ to be redeeming the
world, whereas religion is the lived practice of spirituality for others
and the world. One without the other is not enough. We are called to
be light for the world, salt for the world. And salt makes us more of
ourselves, more salty, more quirky.
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our
sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made
known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns
with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.