Running Rabbit, Chasing Our Souls

Friday November 18, 2022

Scripture Resource Passage: Psalms 90:12

Both the smiling and the spewing must hurry because the rabbit of Alice-land tells us, “…a very important date,” soon arrives: December 31.

Smiling like they are enjoying the last bite of a tasty meal some people will mark this year as sadly done. Hurting people, whom the year implanted with flavors of spoiled cottage cheese will gladly gesture ‘Goodbye,’ rinsing the taste of 2022 from their souls.

Whatever remains undone on December 31, our tasks continue. We number our days for we are disciples, making days count for good. Today’s tasks are not unique in the experience of disciples over the millennia. Consider the provocation of a spiritual advisor from the long, long ago.

Life Application for Anger:

“Directly when you are conscious of an angry act, atone for the fault by some speedy act of meekness towards the person who excited your anger. It is a good remedy for anger to make immediate amends by some opposite act of meekness. There is an old saying, that fresh wounds are soonest closed. Moreover, when there is nothing to stir your wrath, lay up a store of meekness and kindliness, speaking and acting in things great and small as gently as possible.” Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Thank you for reading. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Understanding the absence of last week’s post: Flu bugs are typically victorious over my system. Thankfully the work of a vaccine minimized the struggling hours and my white cells then overcame the little nasties.

Published by Andrew Simkins

Dr. Andrew Simkins provides spiritual direction for individuals and small groups through the regular blog posts found on this site. He resides in northwest Indiana with his beloved, along with nearby children and grandchildren who are the adornment of his life.

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