In her recent speech in Tupelo, Mississippi, Sarah Palin exhorted the crowd to remain in the game and make a difference. Continuing with the message she delivered along with the news that she wouldn’t be running for president that we all can – and must – work to restore America’s greatness, Gov. Palin used a Bible passage, Matthew 5, to illustrate her point.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Moira Crooks over at Conservatives 4 Palin expanded on the governor’s theme in one of the most profound pieces I’ve read in a long time, “Pass the Salt and Turn the Lights On”
It’s a long essay, but worth every minute it takes to read it, because it focuses on how much impact ordinary things – salt and light – and ordinary people – us – can have on the world. The story she shares about how the Czechs, who were forced to work in the German munitions factory, were able to thwart the Nazi effort in a seemingly insignificant way is fascinating and inspirational.
Go read it and come back and share your ideas about how we should be flavoring and lighting our little corner of the world in the coming months. Politically speaking, of course.