I was listening to a teaching about the true meaning of what the parable of Salt and light is about. In my mind, I think of salt from the kitchen and how a little sprinkle gives flavor, but there's so much more to it than that.
Salt was scraped from the Dead Sea and used for fertilizer to make good things grow. On the other hand, it was used for the dunghill as a disinfectant to stop bad things from growing.
We are the salt of the earth. We are the ones who will stop bad things from spreading and promote good things to grow. It will take more than a sprinkling to change our environment. It will take shovel fulls to make a difference!
𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝟓:𝟏𝟑-𝟏𝟔; "You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
𝐋𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝟏𝟒:𝟑𝟒-𝟑𝟓; Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.