At Catholic mass Matthew 5:13-16 is read where Jesus talks about the salt on earth (see the text
below). The Catholic mass dedicate thoughts about the sick today. The priest said that those who works for the sick are the salt. This is maybe because As Tuesday February 11 is the world day of the sick.
A doctor is the salt? But what is a physician, a doctor if he/she does not show the patient true love? That means he/she does not follow Jesus message of love. I have met doctors that were rude and offending because of my pain anxiety. I must emphasize that most doctors I have met have had a professional and understanding approach.
Matthew 05:13 writes that Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.
You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden.
Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket,
but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.
Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see
your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
I understand the salt metaphore as saying: If you are the salt, you are also the light. “it shines to all who are in the house” For me there is no light without love. or metaphorically, “there is no salt if there is no light” or “the salt wont taste salt if there is no light” is also valid or.
I have learned as a teacher, that if you do not love your students, they wont listen to you. Jesus messages have truly helped me to be a better teacher.
I have had a long pause from spiritual thoughts and writing, dedicating myself to consciousness and cognitive neuroscience. I understand that moments of spirituality alter my brain physiology (my neurospiritual system) like EEG has proved with among others Pope Francis. I do not only understand it, I feels it.
I wrote about the neurospiritual system in my post about neurotheology:
Michael Fergusson Neuroscientist in cognitive neurology at Harvard Medical School.said:
“When Jesus describes heavenly rewards
Neuroscientists are illuminating the biological embodiment
of these ancient metaphors “