It’s interesting the assumptions we make and one of the most common is to assume other people spend their time the way we do. As if the way we spend our time is the best, most logical and beneficial use of time.

As the pastor of a small church in a rural environment, my husband was visiting one of the church families and found the wife had been making lemon butter all morning. She offered him a cup of tea and some freshly made lemon butter on bread. My husband enjoyed this very much and commented how much he liked lemon butter. She asked if he would like some. My husband’s eyes gazed at the dining table covered in bottles of lemon butter and said, “Yes, please”. The hostess went to the kitchen and returned with a bag of lemons, “Your wife will be able to make you some with these.”

My husband suppressed a laugh. He knew he wouldn’t be eating lemon butter anytime soon.