In his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks of Christians being like salt and like light:
You are the salt of the earth. If now the salt no longer salts, with what shall we salt? It is of no more use than to be poured away and let people trample it underfoot. You are the light of the world. The city that is on a mountain cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a light and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; so it shines to all who are in the house. So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.The Bible, Matthew 5:13-16
This is exactly what we want to be. Salt and light.
Salt is a spice that makes the pretzel tasty. We want to spice up the life of the people in Burghausen with the good news. We want to set Christian accents.
Salt is vital. It enables the conduction of stimuli in the nerves, reduces osteoporosis, keeps water in us. We want to live the vital message of the resurrection in everyday life.
Salt protects. From falls on smooth ice. From spoilage of food – everyone knows pickling salt. We believe that the Christian values of charity, loyalty, goodness, grace and fear of God are good for our society. You receive the good.
Salt makes you thirsty. We wish that people will thirst for the good news and be able to quench it in faith in God. Many thirst for life and fulfilment – and only God can give that.
Light illuminates the darkness. A single candle makes a room bright. We want to help where it is needed. To have an open ear where others listen away. To be there for each other where loneliness prevails. In short: To make the love of God practical in life.
Light shows the way. A lighthouse warns ships of shoals and guides them safely into port. We want to be such a light that points to the good news of God’s great love.
Light is life. Without light there would be no life on our earth. We believe that the only light that gives us true life beyond the biological is Jesus.