A few Sundays ago I watched my husband open a tin of dog food (Sunday’s are so busy he doesn’t have time for breakfast) and eat it. The kids in Church erupted out of their seats, shrieking, yelling and of course making “EEEWWWWW” sounds. It was hilarious. He continued to eat it while asking us if we could remember the Church’s verse for the year. The kids could not believe it, and every time he took a mouthful they winced, yelled and desperately tried to make him aware of what he was eating….
But of course it wasn’t really dog food. It was chocolate rice pudding and he had changed the labels on the tins. This got me thinking. How often do we get the wrong end of the stick in a conversation and react immediately? I think I do this a lot more than I want to admit! Sometimes I give the correct response, sometime not and sometimes I’m so far from the truth that I end up just embarrassing myself!
We can so easily judge and make assumptions so it’s just as well God knows what’s in the tin. I’m going to try and see what’s there also!