Sometimes after I finish a good, hard workout, I can’t wait to dig into something to eat, something with more salt than usual, as my body is craving that which it lost in the workout. Wouldn’t it be nice if we would crave the Word of God, the Bread of Life, the Life of the Spirit in the same way.
In today’s Gospel Jesus says: “You are the salt of the earth. But what if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?” It happens, we sometimes loose the enthusiasm about our faith, the saltiness, so to speak. So with what can we be seasoned?
I have found in my life that when things go astray, it’s usually because I have gone astray. At those times I need to refocus on things that matter – faith, relationships, prayer. When I return to the disciplines of my faith life: prayer, sacraments, scripture reading and personal reflection and when I focus on the people and relationships I cherish and those whom I serve, things realign and so do I.
For those who love food, flavor is everything. For those who want to be effective witnesses of Jesus, flavor is everything. Our faith lives ought to bring great flavor to our world. As Mother Teresa said: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” That’s adding good flavor to the world and that’s being an intentional disciple. Peace.