Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Michael Dodd


"Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
                                                       Matthew 5:13, The Message Bible


Michael Dodd

When I was in
seminary I knew a
theologian in training
who always looked
at me, bemused.
I was a new species,
unable to talk
about God
without laughing.
Self conscious,
I thought of myself
as marshmallow fluff.
But now, I like to
think that I was
a salty presence,
just bringing out
the God-flavor
of joy to a
somber world.

This is a Magpie and a One Shot Wednesday poem. Please go to those links to check out other stories!


17 comments:

  1. I love this, Dana.

    My devotion yesterday (Oswald Chambers) talked about when God has us in the darkness we can really hear Him. Otherwise, we're too busy talking.

    I see this the same way. In the opposite, we appreciate the other so much more fully.

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  2. oh yeah, I get this one
    terrific....
    and yes, he was

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  3. Seminary needed a bit of zesty Bug-spice. By the way, I believe God has a wonderful sense of humor.

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  4. A salty presence indeed... loved this.

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  5. I feel like I've been on a long vacation. Seeing this was a great comfert. Well done as always Dana.

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  6. smiles...bringing out the God flavors is a high calling indeed...smiles.

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  7. Where is God if not in laughter? in the smiling faces? Bring out the joy, however one might...one is then devoted to living, if nothing else.

    Love the flavor/food image, by the way...marshmallow fluff, huh? An interesting take on the self.

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  8. Sounds like you did your fair share of shaking things up, good on you bug.

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  9. love how you played around the "salt of the earth" cliche and your msg that God made us each one unique, one not better or worse than the next :)

    Monty / bum

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  10. Lovely take on the prompt, humour and spirituality, lovely.

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  11. yes nothing draws us in like the true joy of others...

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  12. Thank you for all the flavors of love and light you use to continually brighten my blog, Bug. I loved your story today. Thanks for sharing!!! =D

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  13. I enjoyed reading it... thanks for sharing...



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  14. This is awesome....love the thoughts and truth in your words...beautiful! :-)

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