You are the salt of the earth.
Jesus described his followers as “the salt of the earth.” Food is bland without salt. Our lives—as salt—should paint Christianity as delightful, not distasteful; desirable, not disagreeable.
In Jesus’ day, salt was used primarily as a preservative; rubbed into meat and fish to prevent decay and rottenness. We—as salt—should be curative in a world gone bad; preservatives to stanch the decay of the day.
Jesus said, “[I]f the salt loses its saltiness . . . it is no longer good for anything.”
Salt can lose its saltiness; contaminated by mixture with impure elements so that it becomes useless.
When Christians become tainted by the impurities of the world they lose their saltiness, their influence; when they are indistinguishable from the world, they are useless.
A worldly Christian is an oxymoron.