"These jars came from the same factory, were made of the same materials, and can hold the same amount. But they are different," he explained.
Then he upset one and it oozed out honey. He turned over the other, and vinegar spilled out. "When a jar is upset, whatever is in it comes out. Until the jars were upset, they looked alike. The difference was within and could not be seen. When they were upset, their contents were revealed.”
“Until we are upset, we put on a good front. But when we are upset, we reveal our innermost thoughts and attitudes.”
What if someone tipped you over today? What would flow out?
Would you reveal the "honey" of grace and patience, or the "vinegar" of anger and criticism?
Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume 4 (2006).