Jesus uses the present tense in this part of his sermon on the mount. In other words he’s not telling people HOW to be salt and light…he says we already are! And of course salt does no good sitting by the stove…and light does no good unless it’s brought into a dark place. Do you see where this is going? Salt and light are only good when they are poured out. Pour on good people!
Reading Matthew 5.13-16