“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
by: Trisha Gerstel.
The Centennial Light in Livermore, California, has been burning since 1901. The Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland continuously produced table salt from the thirteenth century until 2007. The longevity of both the light and the mine is due to their treatment. The Centennial Light (only turned off once) has not endured countless on/off cycles, which wear-out electrical parts. At the Wieliczka Salt Mine, carefully-constructed mine shafts protected the rock salt from outside contaminants. If we want our faith to shine and remain pure, we must treat it with care. Never hit the “off” switch and limit the worldly impurities to which you are exposed and your salt and light will stand the test of time.