Friday, 20 November 2015

Fish and Chips ..... and Salt

Fish and chips for dinner today - a reminder of one of my colleagues wanting to stress the importance of a particular link and saying that, if it was missing, it was like fish and chips without salt.  You just don't do it.  Salt is essential to fish and chips.  Without it, they just don't taste the same.  It got me thinking as to what are the places where we something we should do makes that amazing difference - just like salt on fish and chips?  What are the things we should be saying which are so important and so special that they make that type of impact?  What are the Kingdom bits that we can indicate and, having indicated, can celebrate.  We, God's people, are called to make the same kind of difference that salt does to fish and chips.  It seems so obvious a challenge - but it is worth a moment's reflection.  Are we getting anywhere near what should be?  Jesus didn't talk about fish and chips, though he did cook fish on the beach for breakfast on one occasion.  I wonder if they had any salt to hand - and, of course, Jesus did talk about salt.  "You are the salt of the earth" - Matthew 5:13.  Are we?

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