Saturday, 13 November 2010

An Afterword on Salt

Following this post, it's interesting to note that whilst in Matthew's gospel, the accent is on Jesus telling his people they are like salt in the context of proclamation and persecution, in Luke the accent is on renouncing the comforts of this life - esp. family and wealth.

The saltless (fruitless/useless) Christian is the one who does not exercise good judgment in the face of all that God has done in Christ, who has a divided heart and a compromised allegiance.

Fruitfulness in life is not dependent, as in so many other religions and philosophies, on the mastering of a technique, but in total joyful surrender.

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