Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No peace ...

I believe that one of Satan's plans is to give us no peace, especially when he has a stronghold in our lives. I can remember being homeless and just yearning for a bit of solitude, just a moment in my day that was not filled with 150 other peoples stuff too. I remember having nowhere to just be, and it was suffocating.

This morning a crack addict came to my door asking to use the phone, I said "of course," cause I am the christian guy so I have to. I made sure that I gave her the home phone, not my cell (cause she could run off with that,) and then I proceeded to position myself just close enough to hear what was going on but not too close to give the impression that I was listening.

Eventually, I had to let this one go, so what if we lose our phone? So I returned to my desk and let her be...in peace.

I wish that I had had some joy in this good deed, but I did not. I didn't even offer her a glass of juice or something to eat, I just wanted her to leave.

It is interesting how our failures show us the perfect beauty of Jesus. I'm not all broken up about it, but it did spur me into prayer for more joy in serving others.


Matthew 25

'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'

1 comment:

~m2~ said...

powerful stuff, here. and i don't think there is anyone reading who wouldn't have reacted in the same way.

well, maybe one or two. but i am not numbered among them.

peace.