Here again, Jesus asks us to reflect on the power we already have. “You are salt. You are light.” Not, “Do you want to be salt, or do you want to be light?” You already are. So, given that declaration from our Lord, how will we season? What will we light up? Once again, Jesus lays an expectation and blessing on us as we are called to be the church. We are the representatives of the church whether we consciously try to claim that role or not. People, neighbors, friends, and strangers will look at us and think, “Oh, so that is what it means to be a part of the Christian faith” or “That is what belonging to the church means in terms of how you live in the world.”