Salt is a seasoning that draws little attention to itself. But its absence is noticed indeed. Please pass the salt! And not to mention its potency...Gasp - how much salt did you put in here?
Salt when used well, is a seasoning that exists not to be tasted, but to enhance the surrounding flavours for everyone’s enJOYment.
What a beautiful metaphor of how Christ qualities can intermingle with our society for its health and wellbeing. Qualities of humility, poverty of spirit, gentleness, a deep longing for more Spirit, kindness, and mercy. (Beatitudes).
Somehow, mysteriously, these qualities keep the stream of life flowing. And salt the earth.
Following Christ is thus not so much a privilege as it is a responsibility.