DAY 36

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

The salt used in homes for cooking has a very definite and specific chemical structure and profile of taste. It is also a very stable substance as a chemical compound hence the question that is posed sounds rather strange and thinking about it, I do not know of a valid answer.

Perhaps, there is some scientific approach to restoring saltiness when it is lost, but no simple method is known. The question Jesus posed is therefore one which ought to provoke us to action not just on how to make salt salty again, but rather to maintain our saltiness.

The dominant uses of salt are drawn from its ability to purify, to preserve and to add flavour. The Christian is likewise one who is to be a custodian of the things entrusted to them, to be people who infuse flavours of love, joy and peace into the lives of those around them as well as acts as channels to bring a semblance of the counsel and government of God into any territory.

This commission requires action and intentional effort to execute. Salt should be maintained salty.


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