Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dropped Calls

St. Paul writing to the Colossians:

…clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (3:12)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…

Lord, I’m rarely overcome with road rage (Thanks be to God!) but dropped cell phone calls usually provoke an oath.

Lots of dropped calls.
Lots of oaths.

Yes, it’s in the privacy of my car - in that isolation chamber on wheels - but I don’t want to be that flailing, frustrated guy with the animated, red face. It’s just a few degrees short of road rage.

Lord Christ, St. Paul taught Timothy that your patience was unlimited, endless.
(1 Timothy 1:16) That’s the standard.

Holy Spirit, intervene in that millisecond where the synapses take paths of anger or patience. I need to work on my “unflappability.” I’ll practice in the car and try to apply it upon disembarking.

…and thank you, Lord: with you there’s never a dropped call. Amen.