Pet Peeves

Celery, who would believe it?  That’s the pet peeve of the heroine in the book I’m reading. Mrs. not only dislikes the taste, but the noise of others eating it puts her over the edge. She lives in a state of constant irritation. Her attitude rubs off on everyone near her; especially the ones eating celery!

The dictionary defines a pet peeve as somebody’s constant topic of complaint. Of course, we have no pet peeves…do we? What about a squeaking screen door or a wailing child, commercials in the midst of our favourite TV show; drivers who text instead of going through a green light! Grrrrrrrrrr. But those are reasonable things. Right?

Pet peeve is just a fancy name for complaining.

Moses said, “Since it will be God who gives you meat for your meal in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, it’s God who will have listened to your complaints against him. Who are we in all this? You haven’t been complaining to us—you’ve been complaining to God!” (Exodus 16:8, MSG)

Prayer- Lord, point out our pet peeves and give us grace to get over them. For Christ who died that we might live with tongues of thanksgiving. Amen.

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