"You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can't be hidden.
Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house.
"In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.