True Story- The other day I was thinking about a friend who had said a negative comment about someone else and I thought, "Wow, she really needs to learn humility. I would never say that."
Yeah, between the publican and the pharisee, I think we all know which one I sound more like.
This week had plans, lovely plans. I am SO GOOD at plans (that lovely humility I do so well).
But then there was life, REAL LIFE. Friends wrestling with big issues that just need to talk. Children that need attention. A phone call to a doctors office that turns into four phone calls to insurance companies. Any semblance of productivity faded away.
But this is good. This is all what a proud peacock like me needs. I need to be reminded now and then that all I want to happen may not be all He has for me. Faithfulness (which is connected to a person- God) is my purpose rather than Success (which is connected to tasks).
As with the appearance of light, darkness retreats; so at the fragrance of humility, all anger and bitterness vanishes. (St. John Climacus)