Everyone will be salted with fire.
Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid,
with what will you restore its flavor?
Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another. (Mk 9:49-50)
Too much of a good thing is still too much? That applies to a myriad of things. One of them, the doctors would tell us, is salt.
If someone ingests too much salt on a regular basis, treatment for high blood pressure awaits around the corner.
However, one can never be too much of a Christian.
Jesus reminds us that we are salt. Salt flavors. Salt preserves. Salt is essential.
Given the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we are called to be that salt for the earth. We need to flavor the lives of others. We must give them what they need so that they can preserve their faith. Our witness is essential to the world.
What say you? Are you going to be insipid? Or are you going to allow the Lord to use you?
FAITH ACTION: What positive good can you do for another today?