June 22, 2019: Acts 15; James 1.
Acts 15:8, “And God, who can’t be fooled by any pretense on our part but always knows a person’s thoughts…” The Message
A million tiny things grew into a haystack. I’m buried, wheezing, and suffocating.
“Write it down.”
I had to get it off my chest. I opened up Microsoft Word and typed, “Why am I mad?” in 72-point font. Then I listed 20 things I’m mad about. Of course, they are all David’s fault. 😉
I felt better and started my day.
“Delete the page.”
What, God? No, he needs to fix these things! I ignored that still small voice and went on to my next task.
“Type, ‘I forgive you,’ after each point.”
That I can do! I felt better after that and a little self-righteous. (Yes, I know that is wrong.)
“Now, act as if you have forgiven him.”
That one was harder but I did it.
“Send an email to resolve #16.”
I sent the email. When David got off work, I mentioned the email. We sent the same email from his address. Later, I casually talked about #17 and #18. They can be handled with one phone call.
“Poet Christina Rossetti had this sound advice. ‘Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad.’ It’s better to forget than regret.”
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