“You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). Salt was put into foods to help with the flavour and we as Christians, the way we do things, what comes out of our mouths, should have a different flavour to those around us.
I saw a play last night by a Christian theatre company. It was very cleverly done and had the potential to be really good, but I was disappointed with the swearing in it. If I read online that a film contains strong language, I choose not to go and see it, no matter how good the storyline or how much I’d like to. “But now also put these things out of your life: … using evil words when you talk” (Colossians 3:8). Writing or acting for a Christian theatre company isn’t an excuse to throw off restraint and call it ‘Getting into character’; I think you’ve got a responsibility just like the rest of us – to write your plays, or adapt your parts so you can act them out in a way that honours God.
This song I’ve chosen was going to be in the 31 Days somewhere, and today it seems really appropriate – a reminder, to me and to you, to bring a smile to God’s face with every little thing that we do. If I had to pick a theme tune for my life, this would be it.