I recently found a community of bloggers and link-up – Five Minute Friday – and I’ve enjoyed reading posts and finding new bloggers. And so, I thought I would join by giving Five Minute Friday a try for myself. The idea seems simple enough: each Friday there is a new prompt and, according to the instructions, you “free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation” for exactly five minutes. When the timer goes off, you’re done. Yes, there is a bit of new-blogger anxiety – not to mention, the whole forget perfect grammar and punctuation angst, but I’m going to give it a try. All the details can be found here. This week’s prompt is Worth.
Timer is set. Ready.
Worth your salt. I learned the meaning of this saying during Wednesday evening’s service. Roman soldiers were often paid with salt – and were happy for it. If a soldier did not do his best, it could be said of him that “he was not worth his salt.” Interesting fact. I remember that piece of trivia as well as much more from that message. It was one of those that stick with you.
Yes, another message about being salt and light. We have probably heard more than a few sermons about one of Jesus’ best analogies. But this particular sermon went deeper. We know we are to be light and salt. No doubt, we genuinely want to be the light and salt this world desperately needs us to be – but, how? How do we go about it?
Wednesday we learned some of the most common ways believers try to be salt – ways that I can identify with – but, honestly, are not that effective.
Time is up. OK – well, that was much more challenging than I thought. Definitely challenging. I think I have about a half of a post there. Perhaps I can finish those thoughts later. But, for now, I am going to stick to the FMF and simply post what I have.