You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. – Jesus
No one has a salt meal. Salt makes all meals better without ever being the focus. As leaders, can we be the salt – the thing that helps others flourish and shine? Or do we hoard all the flourishing and shining for ourselves? The only thing worse than not enough salt is too much salt. Can we learn to lead in ways that promote those we’re leading?
I frequently hear students and pastors express great fear regarding the survival of the church. Each time, I try to point out the deep theological flaw in such worried thinking. The church is not in any jeopardy of disappearing from the earth because its existence is not up to us but up to the Holy Spirit who maintains the Body of Christ in the world until the end. We need to begin from this place of confidence in the faithfulness of God instead of the fear that we might fail. The church continues, not because of how hard we work, but because God continues to gift us with Divine Presence.