Pass the Salt

I love a good pile of hot french fries. I can eat them with a burger, steak, or all kinds of hot sandwiches. And my all-time favorite comfort food is fish and chips. The Belgians have the right idea. They have frites stands where you can buy french fries with all your favorite toppings, rather like hotdog stands in the US.

The problem for me is that I like my fries hot and salty. With my high blood pressure, sodium is not my friend. Of course, today you can buy some healthier alternatives. One replaces standard sodium-based table salt with potassium chloride. Some forego salt altogether with natural herbal seasonings. And there are many people today who tout the health benefits of sea salt, though such claims are questionable as it and table salt contain similar amounts of my nemesis, sodium.

So, while I’m a big fan of salt on my fries, it’s something that I have to be mindful of. Still, fries wouldn’t be fries without it. If salt is missing from french fries, I notice it. Likewise, your family, your church, your community wouldn’t be what it is without the flavoring that you bring to it. “You are the salt of the earth,” said Jesus. If you were suddenly gone, would people notice that their lives are missing some flavor?

That’s something to think about.

Published by Rob

I teach, therefore I am.

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