I rang the local supermarket manager today and I complained about a frozen pizza I’d just bought.
I really looked forwards to enjoying that pizza. I started the oven to get it to warm up to the required temperature as it said on the pizza packet; and then when this was achieved, I pulled out the pizza out of the packet. It was wrapped in that transparent cellophane stuff as usual … and that’s when I discovered that the pizza had no toppings!
Yes … the pizza had no toppings at all. No tomato sauce, no cheese, no lovely pepperoni sausage slices covered with herbs and all the other beautiful ingredients that I can clearly see in the picture on the card-board box. The pizza in my hand was completely devoid of any toppings whatsoever and bore no resemblance to the pizza depicted on the cardboard box. I was getting hotter than the oven with anger.
I told the supermarket manager that I was really upset about this. I’d come home expecting a great Italian meal, I’d set the table with my best cutlery and a good bottle of Italian wine, got the oven ready and hot … only to be disappointed with a pizza with no topping.
The manager apologized profusely on behalf of his Company and asked me to return the offending pizza to him in person and he’ll compensate me with a new pizza and a very generous voucher to be exchanged for anything from his shop.
Our telephone conversation lasted about five minutes or so, and it was only when I finished speaking to the manager and I put the phone down that I realized I was holding the pizza in my hand upside down!
How often do we complain to God when things go wrong in our lives when all along it was our doing which caused the problem in the first place?
Have you reason to complain about God’s pizza right now? Check first that you are not in the wrong and ask His forgiveness instead.