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Salt

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“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

This is one of the sayings of Jesus that we often read in the bible, and just nod and sagely say, yes of course, but have we ever really thought what that means?  This is such a massive metaphor for Christians, let alone what happens if we lose this saltiness. I’ll concentrate on the positive. You work out the meaning for Christian living! Oh, and Thanks Heidi for this and the great service that went with it!

Salt is throughout our bodies, without it, we don’t function

Salt is used to preserve and keep fresh many products (including Mummies!)

Salt if overdone ruins the food, too little makes it tasteless

Salt is no good kept in a box on the table, it must be used

Salt keeps us safe – here in the cold climate it’s used on the roads to clear the ice that makes things dangerous  and gives us safe paths(Un pick that one!)

Salt supports us. Heidi used a lovely example of an egg in water sinking to the bottom, but with a salty solution, it floats -as in the dead sea.

Got any more examples?

Mine is, that we take it for granted in our food, and sometimes add extra when it isn’t needed!

 

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