To melt ice
and soften stone cold, unyielding hearts
with words and acts of love, compassion, understanding, gentleness;
To preserve food
and persevere, don’t give up!
for the future is worth the hard work of the present;
To add flavour
Rejoice and savour the simple gifts of life
from what is ordinary, can also yield fulsome taste;
To create thirst
and point to the One, Jesus
who is the source of life-giving water
and who quenches the thirsty.
So many uses for salt
All good, all necessary,
Born from the earth, a grounded creation.
Which is your saltiness? Are you giving it?
Whose other saltiness will you appreciate today?