Salt -- not only a mineral essential to our lives, but one that makes life taste better.
We have a lot of spiritually salty material in the lectionary this week.
Your people may be hearing the story of Esther this week, and how one of God's faithful "salted" into an alien culture helped save her people. Or they may be hearing about the gift of prophecy sprinkled amidst the restless Israelites.
In our epistle lesson James offers lessons on how the Christian community should season its life together.
And in our Gospel lesson -- echoing the text in Numbers -- Jesus challenges the disciples' expectation that spiritual salt only comes from an "approved" source.
How will you use these texts to season your sermon this week? Or are you preaching off the lectionary? As always, share your ponderings and plans here!