This, remember, is the message you heard from the beginning:
we should love one another.
1 John 3:11
Another storm is brewing just beyond my window. This time, Mike is home! I’m still reeling over the abundance of rain which flooded the nearby Des Plaines river and the nearby by walking path 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 clouds lurking beyond my window today.
It occurs to me that, on occasion, my knowledge of human nature fails me as much as my understanding of weather patterns these days. I sometimes ignore the obvious 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. The thunder in my adversary threatens because I’ve forgotten to let love take care.
Today, as the rain continues, I will continue in my own efforts 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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