This is the first week of working on Tuesday and I think it’ll work out fine. The stop-and-start nature of my other work schedule (off on Tuesdays and Saturdays) killed momentum, something I sorely need to make progress or simply to make it through. Just plowed through a huge accumulation of mail, and I think there’s more lurking around here somewhere. Financial work to do this afternoon, and lunch with Meg in between, if it works out for her. Tonight is a surprise birthday party for Pete (don’t tell him), and I may catch the USE show at Chop Suey tonight.
Something smells like Pla-Doh near my desk.
Lots of truth for me in the passage below:
The first thing God does is forcibly remove any insincerity, pride, and vanity from my life. And the Holy Spirit reveals to me that God loved me not because I was lovable, but because it was His nature to do so. Now He commands me to show the same love to others by saying, “. . . love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). He is saying, “I will bring a number of people around you whom you cannot respect, but you must exhibit My love to them, just as I have exhibited it to you.” This kind of love is not a patronizing love for the unlovable—it is His love, and it will not be evidenced in us overnight. Some of us may have tried to force it, but we were soon tired and frustrated.
–Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (11 May, “Love One Another”)