To be salt of the earth is a gift from God that we want to welcome with joy. By being 'salt of the earth' we can communicate a zest for life. And when we make life beautiful for those entrusted to us, our life becomes meaningful. If, faced with the great number of obstacles, we ask ourselves: "Why keep on struggling?" we should remember that just a little salt is enough to give flavour.
Through prayer, we learn to look at ourselves as God looks at us; God sees our gifts, our abilities. Not losing our 'flavour' means committing ourselves body and soul, and trusting the gifts of God within us.
Can we seek for ourselves and for others what causes us to grow and leads to fulfilment?
Adapted from "Four Proposals from Taizé".