Saturday, May 29, 2010


"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?" -Matthew 5:13. My theory professor asked us to reflect on this verse over the semester, and it wasn't until afterwards, in the car on the way home, did I finally make the connection that this verse has in our lives today. In Jewish culture, salt was shared to seal a truce between former enemies, or as a symbol of alliance between close friends. When traveling together, they would carry salt, as it was essential to life, and they would take some salt from each of their bags, and put it in their companion's bag, and say, until you can separate my salt from yours, we will be friends. If we are the salt of the earth, we are meant to live in harmony and friendship with our Christian brothers and sisters. And here's where it all comes together, salt makes you thirsty, correct? If we are the salt of the earth, and we're friendly with other salty people, and see the love we have for each other, wouldn't that make those who aren't salty thirsty? Say, thirsty for the living water? By showing our Christian love, our saltiness, our joy in Christ, we are making others thirsty for His living water. So, go be salty with everyone, get them thirsty, and then show them the one living water.

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