I want to share one of my first insights into this new world. It is very familiar passage to those of us who call ourselves believers in Jesus. It is Matthew 5, the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is talking to his disciples and giving them a serious talk about life as a disciple. When He said we are the “salt of the earth” I didn’t realize that for Jewish ears, they knew exactly what He was saying. You see, every Sabbath table had a little dish of salt on it to represent the salt covenant mentioned in Leviticus 2:13. Salt was a covenant that actually was saying to them “If you have a pure heart of love for the Lord, you will become like salt, preserving and protecting the world, but if you have a wrong spirit or heart, you will also become like salt, corroding and corrupting the world.” Flash! – New picture! And how true. As Christians, we also have that same impact on the world. A pure heart to preserve and protect or an impure heart, corroding and destroying! Now, what do you think about this?