Have you ever been met with an inconsistency that defied explanation?
My husband and I once bought a case of packaged drinks that claimed to contain 100% fruit juice. But when we opened the package, the individual cans said they had “Natural Flavoring”. We were intrigued!
So my husband called the 1-800 customer service number on the can to inquire about the natural flavorings. After all, doesn’t it make sense that if the flavoring is not real juice, then it is not natural? Why did they differentiate between the two on the inside and outside packages?
The customer service rep put him on hold. He was on hold for a long time. When she returned, she offered to send him a coupon for a free product.
In life, we don’t always get answers to our questions. Instead, we get a benefit to make us quietly leave or a cold shoulder that glosses over the infraction of questioning appearances and procedures. It can be frustrating, especially regarding important matters that affect our livelihood, health, home, family, lifestyle, and religious beliefs and traditions that we hold dear.
At the time, we thought we were pretty clever, but it’s a little scary how often we are willing to accept the status quo without answers to our questions.
We need to insist on no less, or more, than the truth.
“Test all things; hold fast to that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22