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Salt and Light: "Accountability is not about watching what you are doing. It is about being on fire."

There's a definition of "accountability" I heard some time ago, one I shared last Sunday during our Adult Forum's exploration of the Sermon on the Mount.
"Accountability is not about watching what you are doing. It is about being on fire."

That seems to be the point Jesus is making when he tells his followers that they - we - are "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world."

There is a great scene a in the movie Walk the Line, the movie about Johnny Cash, that makes this same point:

It's where Johnny Cash is first auditioning, when he and two of his buddies are singing a gospel song to the famous producer Sam Phillips.

Sam interrupts them and tells them he can't sell gospel, not the way they were singing it, because when he was singing it, he didn't believe him.Johnny Cash is offended and says, "are you saying I don't believe in God?"

Sam Phillips says, "You know exactly what I'm telling you. We'v…