Matthew:5-15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Previously I've just envisioned a basket being plopped on top, and the light being blocked. But for the first time I realized how ridiculous it would be to do what is described. Not simply because it would nullify the purpose of the lamp and waste a precious resource, but because it would be downright dangerous.
What happens if you put a basket over a flame?
Depending on the weave, the fire could go out. There might not be enough oxygen to keep it going. But if the flow of O2 is good the basket could easily catch fire. And the house, which should instead have been filled with light, could be destroyed.
If your salt loses it's saltiness, it is thrown away. Trampled. Returned to dust. Lost.
If your light is hidden under a bushel, your entire existence can be put in jeopardy. Turned to ash. Lost.
So don't do it. Don't hide your light.
Dance in being.
Add saltiness, and live.