Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6
Gracious speech becomes salt. This is a strange thing. How can something full of grace actually be something that stings?
People need grace because they are wounded. That’s what sin does to humankind. The salt that stings is also the salt that heals wounds. Jesus weeps over that damage, and He knows that the first thing that we need most often is not a confrontation, but something kind.
Kindness becomes salt for healing, and then that same salt soon makes people thirsty. The issue is not whether we should share the gospel message, but whether our speech, our whole life, is filled with grace. Be grace, be salt, and be ready.
How can you become kind salt to those around you?