by Suzy Kelly
I’m not much of a cook, but I have noticed on occasion, a bay leaf floating in my stew. In all my years of life, I’ve never really given much thought to bay leaves until now. I have to wonder if bay leaves are really necessary. Do they really make a difference in any given recipe and would they be missed if they were no longer available? My hunch is that most of us would never miss bay leaves if they were left out of a stew. Unlike bay leaves, salt is one seasoning that certainly would be missed if not part of a super stew.
So it begs the question. Are you living in this world as a bay leaf or are you salt? Do you make a difference in the world by spreading the gospel of Christ? Or do you go through life as a bay leaf? Not any much flavor to the spiritual life of those around you. We are called to be salt for the earth.
To salt the earth we must bring the love of Christ, the true salt of the earth to others. Let’s start today to be salt to our families, friends, and those we come in contact with and spread the flavor of love in a world of bay leaves.
I’m Suzy Kelly, and I am passionately Catholic.