Sunday, October 12, 2014
As we age we are supposed to grow in wisdom. I seem to be going in the other direction. For quite some time now I have been using a garage door opener from the house to automatically open the garage door when I go outside. My other method is to leave a door open that goes into the garage, but this is frequently relocked by someone. At times, usually in the worst of weather or when I am in a hurry, I leave the house without the garage door opener, and then find that the door to the garage has been relocked. Bad mood, grumbling, whining follow. Today, as I was just about to go into the garage, having used my garage door opener, I noticed a key pad on the side of the garage entrance. Then I noticed that each of the three garage doors had their own keypad. Voila! Cobwebs of my mind were shaken out and the memory of a keypad having been mounted some FOUR YEARS ago came back to me. Of course, I had no idea of the PIN code, but a phone call to the one who mounted the keypad gave me that information. As I wallowed in humiliation, humility came. God loves me in spite of my silliness and forgetfulness. When I think I am so centered, I get a wake up call that I am still very much scattered, but yet very much loved. I earned the scattered. The Love is Free! Do you ever have long-term silliness?