I love to cook almost as much as I like to write.
I don’t get around to cooking often but in a world where I only had to go to work on the days I wanted to, I would spend my time split up between writing and cooking.
This last week, I’ve had a little extra time… not enough to actually go to the store, pick up groceries and then come home to effortlessly whip together an amazing creation that would put Chef Ramsay to shame, but I did have the time to watch other home people crash and burn as Chef Ramsay dashed the hope of other aspiring Masterchef contestant.
One thing you learn very quickly on this particular show is that what The chefs think the of the dish, isn’t the same as what the contestant may think. You also learn that what the dish looks like on the outside, may not reflect what the inside.
We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by the cover.” That seems to be a reoccurring theme in life:
– Beauty is only skin deep.
– Appearances are often misleading.
– Looks are decieving.
– What really matters is invisible to the eyes.
– Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
– One sees clearly only with the heart.
– Looks aren’t everything.
– All that is gold does not glitter.
Funny how so many people know and use them, we even pass them on to others. Post cute saying about them on Facebook. But we often forget to put these into practice.
I watched a woman’s dream being crushed as she was told to leave Masterchef. I felt her pain and dashed hopes. But that was a contest that she chose to enter knowing full well this very thing may happen. Life has moments like that, but they aren’t always entered into as willingly.
I watched another reality show this week.
It was just as sad. It was done in jest, but the jest became ugly.
How often we think that our words can’t hurt.
“They know I’m just joking,” we tell ourselves.
“They started it,” is another excuse. “I need to get in the last jab,” we think.
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12:18
Let’s watch carefully what we say… even in a joke, our words can hurt…