Thought for the week: July 28, 2017

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IT IS usually the misuse of the apostrophe that catches my eye.
This tiny mark on the page can alter the entire meaning of a message and frequently makes me smile when it is placed in entirely the wrong place.
However, the best is yet to come. We had lunch on Sunday at a very nice venue with wonderful views, good food and fine service.
I will not divulge the name of this place, but I would be interested to know if my friends in Kintyre have also noticed this typo.
Attempting to cater for folk with differing dietary requirements, the information stated confidently that this particular dish was
‘glutton free’.
I mused on this with a smile and thought how appropriate to be able to eat my fill of this without appearing greedy.
It’s interesting that we can change the whole meaning of something simply by including an extra letter and changing another.
The dish in question was of course, gluten-free, which has a completely different meaning altogether.
Often in our world of so much tragedy, so much sadness, so much hurt, we just don’t know what to do.
Yet maybe we just need to look at the difference something small can make in our lives.
Jesus spoke of small things that heralded the Kingdom of God.
He spoke of a mustard seed, a small coin, a small child as things which could work for good in this world.
A small act of kindness, a hand of friendship, a kind word – all these things can make a difference.
Jesus takes them, blesses them and uses them.
So whether you are glutton free or gluten-free, enjoy the cake!