Be a detoxifying influence in this toxic world

We are called to be salt and light.  In church yesterday. we had a meditation which reflected that being light was the easy part but being salt was more challenging.

I was thinking about the abrasiveness of salt and how maybe at times it was OK to be a bit “abrasive”, to ”stimulate circulation,” if that meant it shook some people up for the good of others or if it woke some up to the truth of God’s word.  My main concern is that all I do or say is done or said in love (Colossians 3:23). 

Seeking to make this world a better place cannot just be done by shining light on injustice, we need to be the salt too.

BE SALT 

Be salt, be a detoxifying influence in this toxic world, stopping corruption and decay, be an essential element for life, add flavour, add texture, show grit and determination, firmness of character, resolve to be the difference, show unyielding courage as you challenge the status quo, go the extra mile for those who may never know, speak out when you see injustice, speak truth, be disgusted, be offended, do the unexpected, speak up for the poor, the weak, the oppressed, don’t let injustice go unaddressed, speak truth in love, let all men know of God’s compassion and grace, extend that message to the human race.

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