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Pass the Salt

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The takeaway from last night's church service was blog-worthy.

Like all of His parables, Jesus' analogy of salt had multiple, profound meanings. Living near the Dead Sea (the lowest and saltiest place on earth), He was speaking to a culture who was keenly aware of the many purposes for salt.

The first and most obvious use is to add flavor to the otherwise tasteless or bland. We are to bring something special to the table, or as the Apostle Paul later put it, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone" Colossians 4:6.

The second use is as a preservative. The people of that day knew better than most of us how important salt was as a preservative since they didn't have refrigerators. They depended solely upon salt to maintain what they relied upon for sustainance.

Another important point regarding salt is that it burns when it gets in a wound. I told a story in a previous blog about being stuck on t…