Some Thoughts To Chew On About Religion
A little boy told his tiger to eat up a person who had annoyed him. The tiger is reported to have said, “Eat him up? I can’t do that.”
The little boy asked, “Why?” The tiger replied, “Fat is high in cholesterol.” The child then said, “Then just chew him up and spit him out.”
This is how humanity is when we see it in everyday life. There are many people who would like to have you dead, but they don’t want to kill you themselves. They want somebody else to do it. Then those who are hired to do the dirty work really don’t want to harm us. So instead of eating us up, they just want to shew us up and spit us out.
How many times have you heard someone say, “I really chewed old John out!” That shows a weakness in the individual who is doing the chewing. We need to be patient. One of the fruits of the spirit is long suffering, being able to take it.
Sometimes to be a Christian means seeing how much you can take. Jesus said, “If they smite you on one cheek, turn the other cheek also. If they take your coat, give them your cloak. If you ask you to walk a mile, walk with them two miles.” By then you’ll have lived out the Christian principle. To chew people up and spit them out is not Christian, but to be tenderhearted, forgiving one another is the Christian way, because God has forgiven us.