For the Gospel reading today, we’re back in the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5, Jesus says to His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth.”
I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before, right? “Oh, he’s a real salt of the earth type.” It means that they’re just regular folk. Someone who doesn’t put on airs, someone that you and I can easily relate to. I think that this is what Jesus has in mind for His disciples. When we put ourselves above others, for whatever reason, we cease to be “salt of the earth.” We lose our taste. And Jesus warns the people about when that happens.
“But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Let’s make sure that we never lose our taste. That we always look at others as we should ourselves; as children of God. Please pass the salt!
Father, help us to always be salt of the earth; to never lose our flavor. Help us to always remember that we are all your children. Amen.