Saturday, April 17, 2010

Salt Produces Thirst

The Dodger's chaplain came to speak at my school's chapel yesterday.

Speaking to an audience with an age range of 5 years old to 50+ years (including teachers & administration) has always seemed like a daunting task to me. Since chapel is for the purpose of exposing our students to the Truth, our speakers do quite well at catering to the 12-and-under crowd. I have come to appreciate their simple messages.

Mr. Rodriguez spoke to our school about the Sermon on the Mount yesterday. He explained why Christ referred to His disciples as "salt and light" and proceeded to review the purposes of salt and light, practically. With no intention to undermine or strip significance from these truths, it was nothing that I hadn't heard before. Then Mr. Rodriguez asked the audience,

"What happens when we eat a lot of salt?"

He had my intrigue.

"It makes you thirsty,"

replied one second-grader.

Salt produces thirst. Hmm.

When the world is saturated in our "saltiness" of the faith, it produces a thirst that can only be quenched by the Water of Life.

It was so refreshing to think about!