When alone – disgusting, damaging and unhealthy. A dish without it – with no taste. Salt. It doesn’t give its own taste – it extracts the taste.
You are the salt of the earth
Maybe you’re a part of a spiritual community where you develop yourself and your faith grows. But this community shouldn’t be your haven. It should be… your trampoline.
The taste of the Christianity is not in any circles of reciprocal adoration. You don’t need to be Christian in order to love those who are friendly. God gives that grace to non-believers also. Your Christianity isn’t visible in church or in a community or in contacts with other Christians. The sign of your faith is something opposite. It’s entering into unfamiliar environment and… extracting its taste. It may be a small accent, a little light of hope – but still giving the taste to the whole dish. It doesn’t have to be something big. The sign of Christianity is not closing your ears and opening your teaching tongue. The sign of Christianity – just like the salt – is the interaction with the other.
It’s much more difficult, than giving a fiery speach to your Christian friends.
The life of the salt starts outside the salt cellar.
The authenticity of faith starts outside your comfort zone.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? – Matthew 5: 13