You are the salt of the earth

“You are the salt of the earth.”

Matthew records these words in the same chapter that Jesus describes His disciples as the “Light of the World.”

In both statements Jesus is trying to help His Disciples to understand who and what they were, and what was their purpose on earth.

But what does Jesus mean when He tells all His followers that they are the salt of the earth?

“You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall the earth be salted? Without the flavor salt is good for nothing, and should be thrown away….” Ch.5:13

Here Jesus is saying some important things: