Confirmation Class 10/28/11
This is my rock, Phyllis, and just as it is unique in various ways, I am as well. One thing i noticed about Phyllis that I noticed are the scars we both share:
On my rock, there are multiple scars and indents on the surface. Some are noticeable, some aren’t so much. The ones that are plain to see represent the physical scars I have today, such as my messed up knees, messed up back, and various scars on my body. 
The ones that aren’t so noticeable, those represent the scars left on my heart. The ones that really have to be payed attention to, the ones that someone can only notice when they observe and take the time to actually care about the rock. The pains I have felt over the years are the ones that barely anyone will notice, and only see if they truly take the time to get to know me better.
I used to think that I was no one special. That my life truly didn’t matter to anyone. That if I were to die today, would anyone really care? I feel so insignificant in everyone else’s lives, like I just fill up empty space. And for the longest time, that became my belief; That I really didn’t matter to anyone that I cared about. But recently, I’ve begun to see my worth to others, and how much I really do mean to them. And after tonight, I realized that I will always matter to someone, no matter who they are. 
 “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.
I am the Salt, and Light, of the world, and will do my best to shine my light for all the world to see :)

Confirmation Class 10/28/11

This is my rock, Phyllis, and just as it is unique in various ways, I am as well. One thing i noticed about Phyllis that I noticed are the scars we both share:

On my rock, there are multiple scars and indents on the surface. Some are noticeable, some aren’t so much. The ones that are plain to see represent the physical scars I have today, such as my messed up knees, messed up back, and various scars on my body.

The ones that aren’t so noticeable, those represent the scars left on my heart. The ones that really have to be payed attention to, the ones that someone can only notice when they observe and take the time to actually care about the rock. The pains I have felt over the years are the ones that barely anyone will notice, and only see if they truly take the time to get to know me better.

I used to think that I was no one special. That my life truly didn’t matter to anyone. That if I were to die today, would anyone really care? I feel so insignificant in everyone else’s lives, like I just fill up empty space. And for the longest time, that became my belief; That I really didn’t matter to anyone that I cared about. But recently, I’ve begun to see my worth to others, and how much I really do mean to them. And after tonight, I realized that I will always matter to someone, no matter who they are. 

 “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.

I am the Salt, and Light, of the world, and will do my best to shine my light for all the world to see :)

Jarrod Castellano, 20 in Norcal.

get to know me before you assume of me.