Today's first reading was from Jonah.  I found it very inspirational as I can relate a lot to Jonah right now.  Jonah was a reluctant prophet.  God asked him to preach to a people he hated.  And he struggled to get over that hate.  He also knew that if the Ninevites repented, God would forgive them and not destroy them.  But Jonah wanted them destroyed.

Anger and frustration can get in the way of doing God's will.  You don't have to hate someone (or a country) to have that happen.  Letting go of all your wants, desires, expectations on others, and general being angry with the world cause things don't go the way you want them to in necessary to follow God.  And it's hard as hell.  Little things can bug the snot out of you and make you react like an asshole sometimes.  But you keep trying to get better and keep going.

I'll be reading Jonah again, I think, to remind me of that.  I beleive I can use that reminder right now.


Jude said…
That would be a good reminder for all of us every day...
sydwynd said…
Jude: Like today. Some days are rougher than others.

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