This, remember, is the message you heard from the beginning:
we should love one another.
1 John 3:11
A storm is brewing just beyond my window. I’m still reeling over the abundance of rain which flooded parts of our neighborhood a few weeks ago. Though our local television meteorologist offers encouragement with a promise that sunshine will return tomorrow, she fails to dispel the gray which lurks beyond my window today.
It occurs to me that my knowledge of human nature fails me as much as my understanding of weather patterns on occasion. I sometimes ignore this wisdom and “push buttons” that would best be left alone. Though I know well what will come next if I attempt to have the last word, I speak in spite of myself. When the thunder in my adversary threatens, I push when I should let go. I forget to let love take care.
Today, as the rain continues, I will continue in my own effort to dispel the gray clouds from my attitude and to let the sun shine in.
Dear God, though the weather is very much out of my control, my attitudes and actions are my own. Help me to use them both with love and good will.
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