No, this isn’t a pickup line. Rather, a question I often ask myself when it comes to purpose and impact on those around me.
For those who never seriously considered the value of salt throughout human history, salt is known for:
Salt keeps things from going rotten. We, too, can be a preservative by not letting the world get worse – to retain our moral principles and not stray away from what we stand for. To protect others from harm and abuse.
Salt provides taste and flavor to food. Similarly, you can add flavor to those close to you, by making someone’s day more enjoyable and memorable. Better yet, to give meaning where there is no meaning and give hope where there is no hope.
Salt heals wounds. We, too, can be a people of healing by being there for those who are hurt and giving them the love and support to survive difficult times.
Salt was once used as currency in biblical times and is still heavily taxed in some parts of the world. Likewise, you are valuable because your actions will (or already does) inspire others to grow and live life to their fullest.
Don’t lose the salt in you. To do so would be a waste of your gifts and potential.
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.