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… (3:15)
Lots of dropped calls.
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.