“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
Christ is calling us to be effective representations of him. We cannot draw others to him if we get too religious like the Pharisees, who relied on man-made laws and rules, drummed up by men over the course the ages. A stripped down and simple message that conveys God’s love for mankind, Christ’s sacrifice, death, and resurrection, and allowing Christ to love others through us will bring the lost to join in this greatest of love stories.