"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing..." Matthew 5:13 (KJV)
I was recently posed the question, "So, how are we as Christians like salt?" I'm still not sure of the answer to that one. Do we give flavor to the world? Do we spice things up? I'll have to study this passage again to remember how exactly we as Christians relate to salt (comments welcome), but I had an illustration in my own life recently that reminded me how bland things are without salt.
I was trying to add a little more health (and color!) to my evening meal of macaroni and cheese AND baked beans, so I heated up a can of peas to throw into the mix. Those peas looked so nice and green on the plate next to the macaroni/baked beans mix--until I took a bite. YUCK! Unsalted??! Did I accidentally buy unsalted peas? I pulled the can out of the trash. Yup: "No Salt Added."
Those peas looked the same, were the same temperature as normal, yummy peas, BUT definitely did NOT taste the same!
So...how are Christians supposed to relate to salt??