“You are the salt of the earth, but If salt has lost its taste … it is no longer good for anything,” Jesus says in the gospel reading for this Sunday (Feb. 9). Hmm.
Salt not only adds flavor to food, it’s essential to human health, playing a role in digestion and heart and nerve function. Scientists say that our bodies contain about eight ounces of salt.
Jesus also says his followers are like light and, like a lamp, their light should shine in order to glorify God.
When do you see followers of Jesus as salt and light? Consider this little reflection from the online devotional from Luther Seminary. (If you don’t follow this link today – Thursday, Feb. 6 — click on that date in the “View the Daily Devotion for” box.)
— Pastor Mark Rollenhagen