Sunday, September 26, 2010
Light Of The World, Salt Of The Earth
LIGHT OF THE WORLD, SALT OF THE EARTH
God admonished us to become the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Why? Because there's so much darkness in this world that people are groping for the true light that will illuminate their perilous paths through life. Man's life has been so drab and tasteless that God needs people to become the salt of the earth to give flavor to an otherwise tasteless existence of mankind. Man has lost his true perspective in life. Man has associated himself with worldly pursuits in life where everybody else wants to get ahead and to be on top at the expense of others. It does not matter whether he steps on the lives of so many people just so he can reach the summit of success, fame and fortune. But once he reaches the top, man realizes that it is so lonely up there, bereft of the true happiness and contentment in life. How many rich and famous people who, after ascending the heights of fame, fortune and success, have become so disillusioned of the emptiness of it all and have decided to end their lives by suicide. Others die at the height of their popularity through reckless and insatiable quests for thrills and the ultimate highs in life. They drown their lives with an overdose of sex, partying, drugs, thrills, extravagance, orgies and whatever it is they fancy that can give them the ultimate high and thrill of their lives.
But at the end of the day, in their own private moments, they weep in loneliness and despair because they realize that they were left holding an empty bag of sheer emptiness and loneliness and the darkness of their souls. And since they have become too proud and defiant to go back to God and humble themselves before Him, they decide instead to end their meaningless existence.
Yes, God needs more people to become a light of the world and a salt of the earth. Would you rather be included in the Guinness Book of World Records or in God's Book of Life? Think about it, my friend.
Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla