Celebrating the Holy Cross Sunday. This is the only other season of the liturgical year where we celebrate the cross more than during Lent.
Today, the question becomes not “What kind of soil are we?” but “What kind of God are we talking about?” We’re talking after all about the seed that is the word of the kingdom of God- this is the stuff of God, the promises and the covenant God makes with us, the full on goodness of the miracles and healings that Jesus is up to.
And right off the bat, Jesus doesn’t beat around the bush, he doesn’t give us instructions on how to be salt and light; he declares to us who we are- salt and light. He’s not hinting at this and he’s not saying that we will one day be salt and light; no, right now, right here we are the salt of the earth and we are the light of the world.