Thursday, January 9, 2014

Salt of the Earth

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." - Matthew 5:13

I've always wondered what the heck this meant. No sermon I've ever heard had satisfied me. They just kept seeming to come up short. Sure, they meant well, but in the end they just came across as human demagoguery with little spiritual revelation.

I was watching something about salt and its importance in history. The word "salary" comes from salt, as do many other words. But then one man said something that leaped out at me. In essence, it is salt that is traveling through our brain to form our thoughts. Our consciousness is essentially salt. We are the consciousness of the earth. We are one with the earth and it with us. We are its voice, its consciousness. 

Our blood is also primarily made of salt. Blood is the life essence. We animate this earth. We are the living, conscious manifestation of the earth and the universe. 

"4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[b] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." John 15:4-8

God abides in us as we abide in him. In church I learned it as our union with Christ. Reflect upon this mystery as if your very being depended upon it. For in the end, this IS your being. This is who you are.

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