Please Pass the Salt

images-11“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt should lose its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?” Mt. 5 13

Ever hear about salt and interviews? When making a major hire, you take the prospective candidate for dinner. Then watch to see if they salt their food before they eat. If they do; that indicates they are outgoing and take risks. If they taste first; they are more cautious and calculated in their habits. Not sure of any background on this “salt research”, but kind of a fun theory!

Christ refers to us as salt in this world. The flavor that distinguishes the Christian from the world is the savory taste of the Gospel. Freedom from the foul taste of the Law because of what Christ has done for us. When we have tasted this Gospel, we want to share it with others. In fact, Christ calls us to share it with others. Luther says, “in thought, word, and deed”.

Be restored in the tastiness of the Gospel by remembering the promise of your Baptism, reading and listening to His Word, and coming to His Holy Table. Then share that saltiness with others who may not know of the Gospel or who are weary and losing the saltiness that comes from knowing Jesus.

God’s peace,
Mike Zimmer
Mission Facilitator for Schools

Discussion Questions-
1. What happens to salt when it sits on the shelf too long?
2. How is the Gospel’s effect on the Christian’s life like adding salt to food?
3. To whom do you need to pass the salt of the Gospel?

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