I am no cook!!!! But my taste buds work really well, and I know what I like and what I enjoy the taste of.
Why is this?
Well yes, part of it is to do with the fact that my tastebuds work, which I am very thankful for, but the more important part is the flavour and how the flavouring works.
Flavouring is what attracts us to eat something and to go back to it and even to enjoy eating it all over again. Let’s be honest, if we don’t like the taste of something, we ain’t going to try it again!!
Salt is one of those key flavourings – certainly not the only one by any stretch – but a common one and key one for many at a meal time. And yes, it does flavour our food really well, but why?
One reason is the make-up of salt: its consistency enables it to do what it should do – it doesn’t change into something else just because it engages with other food types. It is able to remain an influencing factor in our food because it remains as it is!!
Jesus talks about people being salt in Matthew, chapter 5. He refers to people being that influencing factor in the world and encourages us to be the salt that the world needs. I guess he says wanting us to keep our consistency and be that influencing factor that remains good, honest and as it should be.
We can only be the salt to the world if our consistency is right and we remain who we are meant to be.
So, can we live up to our call to be salt to the world?
Is our consistency right to enable us to be that salt?
Are we able to be that influencing flavouring to the world?