Quibble Milkshake

Quibble Milkshake:

Recently, a friend of ours had just cleared up the chocolate milkshake disaster that had found its way into all areas of the kitchen.

She blamed her husband, who foolishly rummaged in the refrigerator without looking.

He blamed the wife who balanced an open container of chocolate milkshake near the edge of the shelf inside the refrigerator!

And so the argy-bargy continued!

She blamed him. He blamed her. She blamed him again, and so on.

So, what do you think? Who do you think deserved the blame?

Realistically, they were probably as much to blame as each other!

Sure-enough, the result was a short-lived calamity.

Some would say, it was unavoidable!

But there was chocolate milkshake everywhere – And not a drop to drink!

Yes, it’s so easy to point the finger. It’s so easy to hand-out blame.

It’s an age old story, Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent – and the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on!

Now, this simple story of the milkshake disaster can be quite funny, and we’re certain you can probably imagine yourself in the same kind of predicament.

For-sure, so often in life we can be surrounded with miserable circumstances, causing us to look around trying to find someone to blame.

Too often we’re looking elsewhere, at family, friends, neighbours, peers, professionals, or even God!

More than likely, it’s the nearest person around who gets the blame!

But rarely do we automatically take the blame for ourselves!

Come on! Be honest!

“Ah, but, if it was my fault, it would be different. If I was to blame, I could say sorry. If the milkshake disaster was my mistake, I could do something about it!”


Friends, it’s no use worrying about unfortunate events which have already happened, and which cannot be changed.

There’s no use crying over spilt milk!!

When you’re at the end of yourself, and are about to give up – you actually need to focus on what’s important.

And one of the most important things for us as Christians is making a difference!

So what does the Bible have to say?

Eugene H. Peterson beautifully paraphrases it like this:

“Do everything readily and cheerfully-no bickering, no second-guessing allowed!

Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society.

Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.

Carry the light-giving Message into the night.”1.

Friends, our Christian lives must shine out by showing love, compassion and kindness to those who are wrestling with truth and faith, and those who don’t know God.

So, what does squabbling achieve? Nothing!

Rather than pointing the finger at each other, let’s get over it! Say sorry!

Clear away the mess. Pick ourselves up. Move on!

Then, let every detail in our lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of Jesus, thanking God our Father every step of the way. .

Yep, that’s right! Let’s make a difference in our communities – right here and now.

And whether it be through a lifetime of struggles or success, may our message bring Him praise!

We will not be shaken!



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