Meeting Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque

Similar to Salt
The power in your opening prayer changed me all by itself. Grace and Transformation. Gratitude and Power. Meditation and Strength.

Dr. Campbell’s words “if you look around in any given moment, you will see five different sermons.”

The Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque taught us that we are similar to salt by way of value, necessity, thirst and delusion.

Salt is worth more than gold. The Egyptians traded gold for salt. The Romans paid soldiers with salt, which produced the term “worth your salt.” The root word for salary is the same root word for salt. There was even wars fought over salt. She said, “the crystals are remarkably small. To have value and worth, you don’t have to be big. Value and worth aren’t determined by size.”

Salt is extremely necessary. Human beings must have salt for muscle contractions and expansions, balance of bodily fluids, and kidney success. She said, “the culture in which we live wants to tell us we are not necessary… that we are not smart enough, higher-placed enough, thin enough, light enough.” When I walk into a room, am I expected to have a word from God? I. Am. Necessary. Salt can heal. You are necessary to move into places to heal that which is wounded. Salt melts that which is frozen. Some folk have had horrible experiences with the church. Some folks and robes and collars have stolen their money and dreams. But you can melt that icy heart which has been frozen by the church. You can speak life like no other can. Salt is used to grind and polish. We grind hate into love, injustice into justice, darkness into light. We must polish up what humankind has messed up, so that it can reflect the light and glory of God.

Salt promotes thirst. Research shows that when we take in salt: it goes in our blood system, our blood cells get salty, the rest of the cells get jealous and want to go where the salt is, water is pulled out of other parts of our bodies, to hang out with the salty blood, and the thirst center in the brain says, “hold up, we need some more salt in this thing!” We attract folks with our joy, excitement, and good energy. We ought to be so attractive, folk won’t even know why they are attracted to us. People won’t be able to resist because I’m working in my God-Given state!

However, salt has a shadow side. Science tells us that salt must be taken carefully and balanced. Examples of too much salt: understanding your worth but forgetting where it comes from, too much belief that you are large and in charge. You are necessary, but not sufficient. Everyone needs someone. We need each other. We are not the authors of the good news, we are the delivers of the good news. We are not the kings and queens, we are the ambassadors, carrying His portfolio. We are not the redeemers, saviors, nor the Lord, that job was taken at the cost of the cross. Salt looses it’s saltiness by being diluted: when finding itself with non-salt particles, by what you think people owe you (anything that is external will cause you to go to hell if you don’t hold it in the right place; “owe no man, but to love him”), by trying to be acceptable (radical means change at the root. Many folk aren’t going to support efforts as such), and being aloof.

“Be your salty best, God will do the rest!”

Here my initial thoughts when meeting her:

Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque said she recognized my spirit. I couldn’t feel a single word escape from my breathe. She said that she knew me from somewhere. She said she had seen me before and she knew me. I was just… speechless. She said we’ll meet again to talk more.

9 Sept. 2018 | Similar to Salt 🗣 – Matthew 5:13

side note: this is a blog. not an essay. not your blog. not up for sale. this is my notes. my thoughts. my expressiom. my perspective. my voice. without filter, nor need of approval. keep agitating. 

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