I take my housecleaning duties very seriously. Therefore, when we moved to the seaside, I was alarmed to find a fine white powder accumulating on my window sills facing the ocean. R.J. , my ever funny husband, told me to relax, as this was salt.
Salt ! The air is so salty here that some of it gravitates inside the house.
A local company takes advantage of our environment by collecting ocean water, causing it to evaporate, and marketing the sea salt that remains.
In Matthew 5:13, Jesus tells his followers that we are the salt of the earth. Just as salt acts as a preservative, Christians are asked to help preserve God’s values in a world that is growing increasingly hostile to Him.
And, as salt is a flavouring, we are asked to bring the flavour of Christ, his love and compassion, to a world that is in such pain. Let us ask God for the grace to keep on being salty Christians.