IN TODAY’S WORSHIP As if the lights are being raised ever-so-gradually in a dark room, the Gospel readings for each Sunday in this church season of Epiphany shed a little more light on Jesus and on us. Today, Jesus tells us that we are the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world.” Salt seasons and preserves. As followers of Jesus we are called to season the world with the message of Jesus’ truth and grace, and to preserve the ways of God in an often hostile world. Light shines! The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.