13 “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.
Have you ever imagined a world without salt? There would be so much missing from the earth if salt was not a part of it. In the first century, salt was a delicacy in some situations and an absolute necessity in other situations. I tend to think that Jesus sees us as both of those things.
In some ways, followers of Jesus are different than the rest of the world. In that way, someone who lives a beatitude life really is a rare delicacy that is found on the earth. The biggest difference is, however, that Christians are not a delicacy that only the rich can afford. On the other hand, we are a delicacy for the outsiders, outcasts, or hurting. They savor the delicacy of the Salt of the Earth.
The Salt of Christ is also a necessity in the world. Think about that. If Jesus says that YOU are the Salt of the Earth, then the creator of the universe wants YOU to know that the world needs you. The world needs you to preserve it with the love of Christ. The world needs you to season it with the presence of Christ. The world needs you to set the standards of Christ's righteouseness.