Salt & Light

By Sally Anne Flecker | Fall 2014

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You are the salt of the earth ... You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid ... so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.  -Matthew 5:13-16

Salt and light are seemingly incongruous entities. 

One is a common mineral, the other an electromagnetic wave.
One from the earth, the other from the sun.

Yet in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ brought the two together into a powerful, ineluctable message that tells us what we are to be about: making a difference, and serving as rays of hope in a dark world.

A few months ago, we sent a note to Mendoza faculty and staff, asking for their stories about the causes they support and why. Their personal missions to live out the charge of Christ to take the earthly and make it divine.
We received far more stories than we can feature here. Some were funny;
many were not. All were inspiring.

Click on the 'Related Items' at the top right of this page to read just a few examples of how members of the Mendoza community, in ways large and small, live out becoming salt and light.

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