We recently did a 30 day detox that involved a lot of juicing. My son thought it would be amusing if he juiced a purple onion for me to drink.
Uh, no thanks.
Then he offered me $10. Well, let’s talk details. How much? He agreed to just a couple of ounces. I was almost in. I still wanted to consult the Google machine to make sure that a juiced onion wouldn’t cause any side effects like you hear at the end of drug commercials. Nope. In fact, onion juice is quite healthy.
So, I reasoned that I could make a quick $10 while drinking a heathy drink. If it was awful, the awfulness would pass soon enough and I’d be $10 richer.
It was awful.
But sure enough it was fleeting. The bad taste in my mouth subsided by the time I put the money in my wallet.
Sometimes we have to do serious and hard things in life without the benefit of getting paid and without the luxury of a choice. Have that talk with someone, drop our child off at school the first day, deal with an illness, bury a parent, etc.
Any of these things can leave a bad taste in our mouths unless we accept the grace that God gives us. It is sufficient.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8