Why do I buy ginger and then not
There’s something about an
odd-shaped knob of ordinary ginger sitting in my refrigerator door which makes
me feel like I might be a gourmet cook. Or maybe something about being a redhead attracts me to it. Ginger root, when grated or sliced
fresh into a chicken or pork dish, is absolutely delicious. Once I get it home,
though, I tend to avoid using it. It requires that I peel it, then cut a piece
off, then grate it. There are simply too many steps. Often I’ll give in and
pull out my powdered ginger jar instead. But it’s not the same.
This reminds me of the authentic
root of my faith when I take time in the Bible and pray, as opposed to
sprinkling a quick dose of an on-the-go prayer into my morning. The point of
prayer is to be with God, right? It’s not about the recitation. God only knows
He doesn’t need more noise in this world. The fresh, pure taste of connecting
with God adds spice and joy to my life.
It’s worth the effort.