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Light of the World, Salt of the Earth

February 6, 2005

The purpose of the Church is essentially extraverted. It exists for the sake of sanctifying the world. Thus Jesus tells his followers to be light for the world–that which illumines and clarifies the deepest truth of things–and salt for the earth–that which preserves, spices up and frees what is best in creation. We are most fully ourselves when we are a beacon for everyone else.