This afternoon theWeez & I are headed to Anaheim for our denominations convention - its an all week-er. My preparations for the trip have involved not only the usual packing issues like: "how small of a suitcase can I get away with packing in?" & "do I really need that many shirts?" but have also involved more introspection & self-examination than even I'm used to.
Sometimes people bug me - situations bug me - church people who can & do only talk about church bug me... going to convention provides opportunity to spend ample time doing all 3 of those things... & I want to have as little time around the source & cause of my supposed issues as possible.
And then in the middle of my 2nd pot of coffee, I realize that I need love...to freely give it the way I've received it. To see people as God sees them, not through jaded & selfish eyes. Not in the Bud-Light "I love you man" way either - but to love, authentically, consistently, & without measure.
So that's my prayer for today - LORD, fill me with your love. New eyes. Not focused just on me.