Salvation, in Jesus’ day, had nothing to do with getting to heaven.
It was all about personal transformation in THIS life.
The word “salvation” comes from the same root as “salve,” a healing ointment.
So salvation has to do with healing the wounds of existence.
And our wounds of existence are many and deep.
Some of these wounds are inflicted on us, some are the result of our own doing, and some we inflict on others.
My view is that salvation in the Bible has both a divine and a human aspect: Salvation comes from God, and salvation is something that we experience.