“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus uses many metaphors to help explain his teachings and the concepts to the people. Out of the main two metaphors used, my favorite would probably be the second. I think the imagery of light in the darkness or a city on a hill is poetic and beautiful. It only takes a small amount of light to cut through the darkness. Similarly, it doesn’t take a dramatic or huge moment to show Jesus to others. Sometimes it’s something small; something simple. But that one spark can act like a domino effect and spread like a forest fire.