Generally, my children are well received (yes, even in the grocery stores)...cuz they're cute. Why? DUH , what kinda dumb questions is that...why? Tsk!! Hank, our favorite greeter, is always happy to see us...but the rest of the day was stressful! We really annoyed an older woman in the toothpaste aisle. I didn't even see her...I was going over the rules of the store..."you must be holding the cart at all times. if you are not holding the cart you will be riding in the cart. do you understand?" If looks could kill...I'd at least be badly injured. *sigh*
Going to and from the stores I was seriously tailgated...going into and out of the stores, my little brood and I, were irritatedly waved across the parking lot. Hurry, hurry...rush rush rush. I smile at EVERYONE...it's one of my
So, I brooded about it on the way home. Yes, it did get to me...and I knew that being angry and irritated was only passing on the rotten feeling. I wondered about what Jesus would do...and of course, you know my penchant for what DID Jesus do...so...here's what I think. I think, it would have made him sad...to see the lost, rushed and weary. They were searching and scurrying and tired and frustrated.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
Don't get me wrong...I think Jesus called sin SIN...and judged rightly those who were in the WRONG...but well, for one thing...I'm not Jesus (*gasp*) and no one wronged me by their grouchy attitudes. It is SO easy to just catch the grouchy disease...instead of stopping to consider these poor, sad and lost souls. I know the Healer for all their hurts. I'm challenged to ACT LIKE IT...and openly share when I can! So, I'm gonna smile anyway...