It's been a tough day. Maybe it's because we're just back from a couple of days away and I'm irked that we couldn't have more time. Or maybe it's because I've had a dealing or two today with people that I just don't like. I don't know but for whatever reason I feel really irritated today and I don't like feeling that way.
For the most part of the day I drove around running various errands and praying that God would help me to like people because today is a day that I don't like much of anybody. I get fed up with people and all the stupid things they do - they do stupid things to screw up their kids, their marriages. They are self-centered, self-seeking and arrogant. Sometimes I want to scream at them and other times I want to do worse than that. And then sometimes it just makes me really, really sad. And then there are times when I am forced to take a look in the mirror and realize that I am in the same boat. I am just as hopeless as they are.
And that is the good news! While I am not one to promote grace without truth (that isn't really grace), I am really glad that God's acceptance of me isn't based on my own goodness.
Click here for a satirical video from Vintage21 that makes that clear. Please don't be offended by the video - it is a satire and meant to make you think about your perception of Jesus.