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The Salt of the Earth

The salt they pour on the streets here in Woodbury remind me of Matthew 5:13 where it says:

“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 by men.”

Indeed, the only good taste any of us have is the goodness of Christ living in our lives.  That is the only thing that provides the true goodness we show to other people.

Lately it feels like a few people I have known have lost their saltiness.  The goodness of Christ can no longer be seen in them.  Only the carnal/worldly nature is left.

It saddens me, yet as humans I know that we all have lapses into “unsaltiness” — the unkind word or look or perhaps neglect of someone.

Hopefully the lapses are temporary so that the salt of Jesus can be once again shown to the world in need of a Savior.

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