I used to feel like a failure, often. My older brothers were really good at sports! Me? Not so much. (Not really at all.)
I got a new perspective when I found that a batter only needs to make a hit 1 time in 3 to be a great hitter! Imagine, a .333 batting average is great! This perspective helped me to creep out of the former way of self-doubt and second-guessing, into a way of positive self-care. Thank You, God!
When I think of fear, I can’t help but think of our cat #MaryTheCat. She strikes fear into the heart of any moth, spider or other flying thing that comes into our apartment! She keeps us safe from all pests. Thank you, Mary!
I know this day’s entry was rather humorous, but I am glad Jesus keeps me safe, too.
I am fascinated to see how people are affected by guilt. Some react strongly to guilt, from their families, houses of worship, and sometimes their own consciences. Thank God that I don’t have to be guilty. I am forgiven, reconciled and redeemed! Praise God! ##lentensnapshots2022
Unproductive? Like the fig tree from today’s Gospel reading from Luke 13?
I have had difficulty with this parable for years. For some reason – probably because I am rather dense – the best I can do with it is think of God’s patience with me (and by application, with all of us).
Dear God, thank You for Your patience with me. Help me be as patient with others. Please.