Thursday, October 13, 2005

gritty and bright

That's what one of my writer pals, Mike Snyder, calls his blog. He got the name from Matthew 5, verses 13 and 14. "You are the salt of the earth" and "You are the light of the world."

Mike could have called his blog "salt and light," but I like the way he zeroed in on the two characteristics. Salt is gritty, and light is bright. I've heard a lot of sermons about various ways Christians are like salt, but I don't remember any of them mentioning its grittiness. And yet, the world needs gritty Christians--people who are willing to walk dirty streets and meet the needy where they live.

How gritty is your salt? I think mine could use a little shakin' up!


michael snyder said...

My shaker could sure use some shaking...and little pepper seasoning as well.

Thanks for the plug. And it's great to see that such a talented and deserving writer has another outlet for her creativity.

Jeanne Damoff said...

You're welcome for the plug. Thanks for calling me a "talented and deserving" writer. :)