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Too salty?

‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.Matthew 5:13

But what if salt gets too salty, Jesus? What about heart disease and arable land lost to salinity? What does too much salt of the earth look like?

Salt is powerful and effective, changing it’s environment. But at it’s best it is also subtle, even hidden. Taste the salt, and you’ve used too much….

Sermon to who?

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them. Matthew 5:1-2

Maybe it’s because of “Life of Brian”, or maybe it’s because we call this the “sermon on the mount”, but I always pictured this story as describing Jesus speaking to a large crowd. But read those words again. Doesn’t it look more like he fled from the crowds, and gave this teaching just to a smaller group?