Rose Schrott Taylor is the digital content editor at Presbyterian Outlook. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and loves to bake, fuss over her houseplants and spend time with her husband Christopher and their dog Huebert.
As salt of the world, Christians are called to bring out the God-given goodness that already exists around us. But we can't forget that Jesus' command in Matthew 5:13 is plural: we can only be salt of the world when we act alongside our Christian siblings.
With Christmas being on a Sunday this year, you may find that the right choice for you and/or your family is to stay home from Sunday services. If that is the case, here is a tool to invite the holy into the day.
"Hope is a reality that we build our faith on. And hope is incredibly impractical. Both things can be true. God gives us some examples in Scriptures ... that help us hold space for that nuance and choose hope nonetheless."