Always Rotten

A friend of mine told me about his frugal uncle’s approach to eating apples. Given a barrel of apples, his uncle was determined not to let one of them be wasted, so he would eat the over-ripe and rotten ones first and save the best for last. As you can imagine, he said, he never ate a good apple. He was always eating what should have been long ago discarded.

I have looked at my own life this way. I could concentrate on the rotten, overripe, wrongs and failure of my past, or focus on and rejoice in the present joy that God has allowed.

A strong word of advice is to let go of the past. No matter that it may be wasted years, months, weeks or days…, reliving them trying to undo, re-digest them serves no purpose other than to make you miss out on what is good and present and sweet about today.

Life in Christ is filled with sweet fruit. Eat and enjoy.

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusts in Him Psalm 34:8