Warm Southern Breeze

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You Are The Salt Of The Earth

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Salt is such an ordinary, inexpensive, and easily found substance in most cases nowadays that you can fail to fully grasp the profound meaning of Jesus’ famous metaphor. Consider these facts about salt: While it was once known as “white gold,” salt is necessary for human life. It preserves, purifies, and enhances the flavor of food. It made civilization possible. Wars have been waged over supplies of salt; it has been taxed, hoarded, traded, and used as currency; and it helped galvanize Mohandas Gandhi’s nonviolent movement for India’s independence from Britain. When Jesus compares his disciples to salt of the earth, he is really saying: “Your life and presence matter. In fact, you are more than valuable—you are essential.” Be alert for opportunities to be salt for the world today.

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