Good Morning, God!
Yesterday, driving home from church I saw this Gold Tree against a bright blue sky and stopped. I had seen it before, but against a grey sky. There is something about the bright gold and the brilliant blue that cheered me. Thank You, God, for all the glorious colors of our World.
I must confess I have been taking the shooting of Congresswoman Gifford personally. It has taken a while, but I am so aware of MY NEED to REPENT! I like to think of myself as open-minded and respectful. I’m pretty sure ALL of us like to think of ourselves that way. But, I have a lot of Judging going on inside of me. Sheesh! There was a TORRENT of it pouring out after the shooting. I was CAUGHT UP IN BLAMING! ASKING WHO DID THIS.
Years ago, God, I learned that in stressful situations humans almost always ask “WHO” QUESTIONS — as in WHO’S TO BLAME HERE! What we really need to be asking are “WHAT” QUESTIONS — as in WHAT went wrong and WHAT can we do about it?
What I am doing is working on my personal repentance! I remember Rev. Dan Chun saying that he has learned to say to himself, “I think I’m right, but I might be wrong.” Wow, God! I think I need to post that on my mirror. I COULD BE WRONG!
Sigh, it is when we are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT WE ARE RIGHT that we are tempted to do bad things to reach THE RIGHT goals. I never really thought about Uncertainty and Humility as important values. Hmmm. Please, God, I need Your help.