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Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany: Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Yr A RCL: Mt 5:13-20 and Isa. 58:1-12

February 9, 2014

The Rev. Gillian R. Barr

Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket, RI

(This sermon was preached from notes in rough outline form, so that is how I am posting it)

I. Salt and Light are familiar images

A. salt: reveals the true character, complexity, depth of flavor

B. light: brings something out of obscurity, beats back darkness, clarifies way forward

C. both do this just by virtue of being what they are

D. they do not restrict or limit—they enhance and free and illuminate and attract

D. C.S. Lewis said, “I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun—not because I can see it, but because by it I see everything else.”  Continue reading