At the thought of red velvet cupcakes, I instantly salvate. I don’t know what it is about that intense chocolate sensation, but as soon as it hits my taste buds, they have a little dance party inside my mouth. Does this happen with any other cupcake? Nope! Just the red velvet ones. Why? I have no idea!
My daughter on the other hand, hates any chocolate cupcake. She only likes vanilla cupcakes. In my mind I think, how can this be? Does she not know the dance party that she is missing out on? I always get her to give the red velvet cupcake another try, but every time she spits it out in disgust. There is no convincing her that these cupcakes are the be-all-end-all like I feel they are.
To make everyone happy on special occasions like birthdays, we go to a local cake shop and get a variety box of cupcakes. This place has oodles of different kinds of flavors that will fulfill the tastes of any pallet. I’ve tried many, many different kinds, but still to me, nothing beats the red velvet.
We are fortunate to have such a variety of different cupcakes to sample, and it is very parallel to our choices when it comes to religion. We can choose the ones that give us the feeling of a dance party in our hearts instead of our taste buds.
I’ve listened to many different people who are teaching God’s word, and just like the cupcakes, so make me excited about the word of God, and then others aren’t as tasteful. The one’s I find the most bitter to my senses are those that put down other people that are trying to teach God’s word too. I listened to this one individual who was explaining why the Pope wasn’t in heaven, he also was honestly poking fun at a very popular new age pastor, and so, I stopped listening to this man, even though he was very intelligent when it came to God’s word. He definitely wasn’t my taste in cupcakes!
I’m a not a Catholic, but I am a Christian, and that is all that matters to me. I study the bible, meditate on God’s word, and try to incorporate what I learn into my daily life. I try my best not to judge anyone, and that includes those whose life mission is to teach the bible to others. I do, however, find I’m left with a bitter taste in my mouth when these people are diminishing other religions, others’ techniques of teaching, and judging whether the Pope is in heaven. But, again, that is my own personal taste.
Luke chapter 6 has a very nice part in it about judging others starting at verse 37…”Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others and God will forgive you.”
I know one thing, I am not a cupcake connoisseur, but I do love my red velvet cupcakes. Neither am I a bible expert…I just know that I love God, and try my best to follow his word. Since it is written that I am not to judge others, than that is what I will do. Race, religion, even sexual preference…not MY place to judge!
As it says in Matthew 22:36-39, “”Teacher,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered, “Love the Lord you God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’”
Is judging whether or not the Pope went to heaven a very nice way to love your neighbor? Absolutely not. Just because you might have a difference of taste between cupcakes, doesn’t give you the right to judge me for liking red velvet cupcakes, and in my opinion, it doesn’t give anyone the right to judge whether someone goes to heaven or hell either. Just my taste on this touchy subject. I admire and love you for whatever cupcake you choose!