Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Yet I have found that I am very much like these people. Thick-headed, blind, stupid. I recognize myself in their actions. I am as weak and as insecure in relationships in my own life as they were in theirs. In my case, the most recent lesson came from my daughter. After some time apart from her without contact, I convinced myself that she did not want to spend time with me, that I wasn't a priority with her, that I was a burden that wasn't worth shouldering. It wasn't just a passing thought, but something that had become deeply engrained in my fabric.
Fool that I was, I should have appreciated the relationship that I have with my daughter. To trust her. To love her without condition. Yet, I did not. When the storms began to blow, I let go, convinced that it was not worth fighting and holding on and being selfless and patient. So the Old Testament, it's a lot like real life? You bet.
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