Project 2: Extended Metaphors
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16
- You are the algae of the world. If the alga refuses to recycle oxygen, how can earth’s life persist? The oxygen will run out, and the earth will die. Cyanobacteria cannot neglect their nature. Neither do trees stop their photosynthesis only to kill themselves and others. Therefore, you in the same way should not deny your duties, but must perform your tasks faithfully, that life may be sustained.
- You are the music of the world. If the music loses its sound, how can it be heard anymore? No one can enjoy it, and its waves will be ignored. Instruments cannot silence their sounds, or they will be worthless. Neither do singers open their mouths to be silenced – rather, the music is played loudly that all may hear. In the same way, do not let your song be muted, but play it proudly before men, that others may hear it and sing along.
- You are the Pokémon of the world. If a Pokémon refuses to show up, how can the game have a purpose? People will no longer play, and the game will stop. Programmers do not hide their Pokémon; neither should you neglect your role by hiding in the bush. People need to play the game. Thus you must be a bold Pokémon, that gamers may see your presence and remember life’s purpose.