“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 underfoot.” Matthew 5:13
As I was thinking about this, I was reminded of the time I made chocolate chip cookies and forgot to add salt. They were awful! I think they might’ve gone in the trash – that’s how badly they tasted.
It’s an amazing thing, really. I only put in about 1/8 teaspoon of salt. For comparison purposes, there are 3 cups of flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar. There is less salt than any other ingredient.
You don’t taste the salt when you’re eating the cookies. Yet leave it out and you sure notice the difference.
Jesus calls us to be salt in this world. If you’re like me, often you aren’t the loudest, flashiest, most noticeable person in the room… yet we all have the opportunity to be like the salt in those cookies. We can speak truth, love others, show kindness, extend sympathy.
We can help by serving. The things you do might even go largely unnoticed while you’re doing them and really only get noticed if they don’t get done. Are you okay with that?
Every day we have a choice. We can be the salt in those chocolate chip cookies… or we can be more flour, something that’s common, abundant, and – if there’s too much of it – can make the cookies dry and pasty.