"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?" -Matthew 5:13. My theory professor asked us to reflect on this verse over the semester, and it wasn't until afterwards, in the car on the way home, did I finally make the connection that this verse has in our lives today. In Jewish culture, salt was shared to seal a truce between former enemies, or as a symbol of alliance between close friends. When traveling together, they would carry salt, as it was essential to life, and they would take some salt from each of their bags, and put it in their companion's bag, and say, until you can separate my salt from yours, we will be friends. If we are the salt of the earth, we are meant to live in harmony and friendship with our Christian brothers and sisters. And here's where it all comes together, salt makes you thirsty, correct? If we are the salt of the earth, and we're friendly with other salty people, and see the love we have for each other, wouldn't that make those who aren't salty thirsty? Say, thirsty for the living water? By showing our Christian love, our saltiness, our joy in Christ, we are making others thirsty for His living water. So, go be salty with everyone, get them thirsty, and then show them the one living water.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Haven't written in a long, long time... Here's what's up. I just finished mayterm, working in Genesee Valley Central School in Belmont, NY working with the band teachers there. Lot's of fun, lot's of work, and I loved it! On Tuesday, I start working with the Linganore High School Marching Band (YAY!!!) I head home tomorrow, on a long trip to Maryland, but I'm really excited to see everyone again, but I will miss my friends here. Anyways, I promise to start writing more, and I'll let you know what's going on.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
So, my last full week of school has passed (of my freshman year that is). I can't believe how fast this year has gone! It seems like just yesterday, I was walking across the stage at Mount St. Mary's getting my diploma, and now I'm an experienced college student, and 3 more finals await me... crap.
I learned why I am having so much trouble playing one of my organ pieces on the church organ. It's because it's a tracker!!! ARG!!! (I mean, I knew this, but now it's really affecting how I play). Anywho... it's been a pain, my hands are always hurting because of all the weight in the stops, and my back is always in knots. Okay, enough complaining from me... 2 days until I'm home. And then back for Mayterm, I am SOOO excited!!!