Remember Tic Tacs? Introduced in 1969 and still sold today, the mint is a favorite.
I remember as a kid consuming whole packs of them within a short time. (Nana and Grandpa were shocked.)
Recently, after hearing somewhere that peppermint has a beneficial effect on digestive issues, I reacquainted myself with these “pills,” and now keep them available in the car, at my bedside, and in my dialysis bag.
(Point being, I’ve held a lot of Tic Tac packs in my hands.)
I had never seen an imperfect Tic Tac until I found this:
(Yes, I saved it.) I was sitting in my dialysis chair when I came across the broken tablet, so I had plenty of time to think upon it.
You probably won’t be surprised that I thought of the parable of the lost sheep – the one and the ninety-nine.
The world’s way is to leave the one. It’s not practical or cost-effective to delay or drop everything for the lost or faulty, especially in today’s throw-away culture.
We’ve all been among the ninety-nine, not wanting to wait to get to wherever we’re going. We could not care less.
Until we are that one. (Yes, I believe every one of us has been there.) And when we’re saved or have consideration given to us, I hope we all will never hold that selfish, compassionless attitude again.