You are the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:13
A father said to the son, "Put this salt in water and come back to me in the morning." The boy did as he was told, and the next day his father said, "Please bring me the salt you put in the water yesterday." "I can't find it," replied the boy. "It has dissolved."
The wise father told his son, "Taste the water from this side of the dish." Again the son did as his father told him. "What taste does it have?" his father asked. "Salt," the son replied. Next, the father told his son to pour the salty water on the ground. The boy did so only to discover that after the water had evaporated the salt reappeared.
Perhaps in calling his followers the "salt of the earth," Jesus meant that once people become his followers there is no turning back. "You are the salt of the earth."
Loving God, guide me, as I steadfastly follow you. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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