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Salt of the Earth

Posted by ESC on December 11, 2000

In Reply to: salt of the Earth posted by Ursula on December 11, 2000

: I know this is a phrase from the Bible. However,
: what does it mean when someone refers to an individual as being "salt of the Earth?"

My explanation: The "salt of the earth" are the multitude of common, decent hard-working folk. "Everyday" people, unsung heroes. They are vital to our communities. (I think I just made a political speech.)