"SHAME ON YOU!" the couple shouted in unison. Noisy chatter in the Methesco

cafeteria ended abruptly, all eyes now on our table. What happened? I had picked up the salt shaker. When a "no salt" lecture followed, the other tables returned to Noise City. When the couple ran out of steam, I added salt as wanted. I gave no response. I did not explain the battery of tests I went through, nor the result. The heart Doctor had given me permission to salt my food as well as needing a med 3 times a day to RAISE my blood pressure.

If that happened to me during this decade, I would ask them, what happened to Ephesians 4:15 and wait for their answer. Then I would explain the circumstances.

Moral of the story: Think twice before you impose YOUR health practices on another person.


You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. Matthew 5:13 NAS

Salt was a big deal in Bible days. After all, they didn't have ice, so salt was rubbed into meat to preserve it. It was so important that Roman soldiers were sometimes paid in salt. Have you ever heard the expression . . "he's not worth his salt"? When salt finally lost it's taste, it was spread on the roads. Salt can kill a plant or a weed.

The world as we know it is full of evil and misery. Jesus was saying Christians by being 'salty' can stop the spread or rotting. We can not only speak the truth of the Bible, we can speak it in love. We can share what Jesus has done for us. No one can argue with that because it is personal.

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