Monday, June 5, 2017

Salt of the Earth

I was at a funeral service this weekend
 for an individual who believed that death was nothing more than death.  
The lack of God in life, the lack of God in the afterlife.  
It's impossible for me to relate to that way of existence, 
to believe we are nothing more than the foundations we have built on this soil.

Salt without flavor,
the spiritually lost,
standing only
on the ground where you toil,
without faith,
without the embrace of eternal love.

Can salt regain its taste
after being trampled underfoot
in littered streets?
Is death simply death
without being preserved
by salt?

You are the salt on the earth.
Your desire to believe makes you vibrant,
a great joy in the eye of the Lord.
Go out and enhance the faith of other,
but do not lose your knowledge of God,
setting your foundations
on things of the soil
and not Heaven.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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