Some thoughts on salt and the role of the disciple as being salt of the earth.

This Sunday’s gospel reading compares the disciple to salt. Why was salt such an effective image for a disciple? And why was salt a problem too? When we look at salt throughout the scriptures we see a variety of ways it is helpful. It protects, preserves, and strengthens an alliance. But it can also be a symptom of dying things. How do we know the difference? By listening carefully to the context we find it in.

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