Monday, February 14, 2011
Salt of the Earth
They say he's the salt of the earth.
He looks very proper and straight,
But sometimes he winks when I'm late.
I wonder, though, how much he's worth.
His truck looks all dented and tired.
His jacket? The elbows are bare.
His hat's not as good as my spare,
And yet...he still leaves me inspired.
He loves everyone from their birth
And loves them right up to their death.
There's purity right on his breath.
I'd say he's the salt of the earth.
In Matthew 5:13, Jesus said to his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty?"
My thanks to Magpie Tales for the image. For other people's thought about salt, follow the link.