Jesus calls His disciples the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world”. Salt adds flavor and preserves. Light drives out darkness and exposes the truth. Like salt and light, God’s people are to have a transformative and positive effect on the surrounding society. We are to make the world a better place.
In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus says…
13 “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.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 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.
16 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.