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Updated: 03/22/2014 08:00:01AM

We need more ‘salt of the earth’ people

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“ They’re the salt of the earth,” we often say of people we hold in high regard.

Why? What’s the origin of this complimentary comment? Our Lord called His disciples the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) because salt preserves and purifies. He wanted them to know they were responsible for preserving certain values and exerting a purifying influence on others.

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