I started my day with caffeine and My Chemical Romance . . . contending. And perturbed that I have to be. How long?
Before the coffee, I woke up with John 14:27 . . . the peace He left me with, and how He won’t leave me. Ever. I have been given His gift. I have been given the gift of Him. So there’s a new way to be human.
Sometimes I wonder what it is about me that compels people to disrupt my contemplation . . . on park benches and at picnic tables or quietly standing in line. And I hope that’s it – I hope that it’s the peace of God evident in me and I hope it’s what I offer instead of annoyance.
. . . let not your heart be troubled.