There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.í ~Kahlil Gibran
The most precious commodity during this past month of January was salt. Every road during the snow and ice was in need of a sprinkling and yet only a few were lucky to get it. Even though the cold snap is now well over, salt is something we canít do without. It is involved in regulating the water content and balance of our body. Too little of it and weíre in trouble and too much also puts us in trouble. Itís all about finding the right balance. There are 35 references to salt in our scriptures. Itís no surprise that Jesus used it in his teaching. To use something that was so familiar to people was a great starting point. He said we are the salt of the earth. In other words we are crucially important, valued and loved. The main purpose of salt is not just to add taste to food but to bring balance to our bodies. So it is with us. Finding the right balance in all we do is a life long challenge. Many search and long for this balance. Putting our trust and faith in a loving God gives us a great foundation to find and build this balance.