Jesus told us, “You are the salt of the earth.” He said, “You are the light of the world.” Brothers and sisters, we’ve been commissioned as knights.
Imagine you’ve been following Jesus of Nazareth from place to place to hear Him teach, and you want to know, what does He expect of you? What thrilling words of commission will this thrilling man of peace give you to treasure in your heart? One day, on a hill near the Sea of Galilee, you and many other Jesus followers gather to learn from Him at length. At one point in this “sermon on the mount,” Jesus looks directly at you, fixes His gaze with yours, and says, “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. Let your light shine.”
Friends, when you and I follow Jesus, He calls us to His quest. He calls us to go about doing good, just as “He went about doing good” (Acts 10:38). Man or woman, young or old, He calls us to be His knights. He expects us to be the salt of the earth, seasoning life and preserving it from decay. He expects us to be the light of the world, shining with reflected light to be sure, but still shining into the darkness. He warned us never to lose our savor and charged us to radiate His love, so that people might see chivalrous deeds and praise God.