"Ye are the salt." Jesus does not say: "You must be the salt." It is not for the disciples to decide whether they will be the salt of the earth, for they are so whether they like it or not, they have been made salt by the call they have received. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Call of Discipleship
We are fallen. We are broken. We are imperfect. We are flawed. But we are the salt of the earth. Always. Not just when we're feeling like it. We are because we have tasted and know God's costly grace that is lavished upon us.
We have no other choice. We are the salt. It's our identity. It's in the new DNA that Christ gives us when he enters our lives.
Think about that when you feel like you're forced with making the decision of whether to be salt of earth. It's already been decided.
Where he leads me I will follow,
I'll go with him, with him all the way.