As followers of Jesus, we are called to be salt and light for our world around us. Jesus, Himself, in Matthew 5:13-16, encourages to change the world by our being such salt and light for others. But, how do we do so? I am convinced we cannot do it on our own. We must be connected to the ultimate salt and light of the world – Jesus. As Mystics, we are intimately in union with the source of life and experience His presences through prayer and action. This allows us to be light and salt. Contemplation and Action and Action and Contemplation in view of others and in service to others! This is how we learn, strive and humbly be the salt and light so many need in today’s troubled world.