Share Your Saltiness!
(If you’ve followed my blog
for awhile, you know it’s my habit
to take poetic notes while listening
to Rev. Jean Johnson’s sermons
in our Ennis, Montana Presbyterian Church.
If you’re new to JanBeek, now you know!
Here are my notes from today’s message
based on the scripture in Mark 9:38-50)
I take salt for granted.
I simply know it’s good.
I understand it preserves
and flavors food – as it should.
Salt is a part of life.
It’s here among us all.
So, why did Jesus talk
About lack of salt this fall?
Where’s the Good News
In Jesus’ message of salt?
If salt loses its taste,
Am I, dear Lord, at fault?
We, as the church, are called
To be the Salt of the Earth.
If we lose our saltiness,
We forget our Christian birth.
Born into the faith, we’re given
The spices of zest and grace.
We’re called to season every need,
To help each hurting face.
Our salt is meant to sprinkle
Both saint and sinner – the same.
Remember, we all are sinners, too,
So share your saltiness in Jesus’ name.
(And this Sunday afternoon I’m wondering,
Do you s’posed Jesus might have had this
salty sharing in mind? Come on over!)
Oh goodness! Is that sacrilegious? Or just some of my saltiness spilling out?