If you are wondering why that is the title of this entry, then you won’t when I show you the challenge for today – Day 14 of our spiritual journey. Ready?
The Challenge of Trying to Converse Lovingly one Whole Day!
One whole day, really? I don’t know. I have tripped over a whole lot of rocks in this road, and I have found myself more than once trying to pull myself out of some rather deep potholes! All day! Well, I agreed to give it a try, and actually when I started, it wasn’t too hard. Because if you interpret that as being “nice” every minute, and plastering a smile on your face, then that really isn’t all that hard. Just act. Give an Academy Award performance!
But, I started to think that maybe that’s not what it really means, to converse lovingly one whole day. Perhaps it means we are to speak to one another in love. Speak the truth. A tall order, because it requires people like me to think before they speak. And for one who has a hair-trigger tongue, that is an extremely difficult task. I have to think? Sheeesh!
So, that is my job these 24 hours. And one more thing, Since I converse with myself as much as with anybody else, it means that I have to speak the truth in love to myself! Whew! I’m used to head slapping and noodle lashing from myself – at the very best. I am going to have to spend some time each day, especially if I want to continue each of the challenges and integrate them into who I am, in making a fairer reassessment of myself, as a daughter of God.
But really, Lord! All day? Are you sure? OK. I will do my best. So be it! I’ll need your help every step of the way. We’ll talk about it in depth tonight at the campfire.
To my co-sojourners, I look forward to seeing you tonight. I’m bringing some wine.