On Religion: Don’t lose your flavor – VVdailypress.com
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness … it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”—Matthew 5:13
I heard about a man who met a little girl as he walked through a county fair. She carried a gigantic fluff of cotton candy on a stick. It was almost as big as her. He asked, “How can a little girl like you eat all that cotton candy?” She looked up and said, “Well, I’m really much bigger on the inside than I am on the outside.”
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, here’s a truth he doesn’t want you to miss: While the world focuses on making you bigger on the outside, Jesus focuses on making you bigger on the inside. When Jesus preached the greatest sermon of all time, the Sermon on the Mount, he aimed his words at his followers — those who had already chosen to enter heaven. He began with the eight Beatitudes to show us what our character should look like in Christ’s kingdom: Humble, repentant, self-controlled, hungry for God, merciful, sincere peacemakers.
But what Jesus teaches us immediately after the Beatitudes is just as important. In a nutshell, Jesus says, “There is a reason I’ve called you to live this way. It all comes down to influence.”
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