May 2015, Vol. 34, No. 5

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The Legend of the ‘Taste Berry’

posted on February 16, 2018

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In Africa it is said that there is a certain fruit called the “taste berry.” This berry supposedly can affect one’s taste for several hours. Not only is the berry itself sweet, it makes other things seem sweeter when eaten. What a wonderful fruit this must be if it really exists and works well.

There is a “taste berry” in our lives. It is called “attitude.” With the right attitude you can see the good in bad situations. Most importantly of all, with the right attitude, you can see the good in imperfect people … in spite of their faults.

On the other hand, if our attitude is not right, we can find fault with the best of efforts by the sincerest of people. Even the brightest of days will be overcast with a shadow of negative judgments.

The Bible puts it this way: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

How’s your attitude? Are you a “taste berry” or a sour grape?

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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