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!


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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  14. This is awesome....love the thoughts and truth in your words...beautiful! :-)


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