I sat at at my local coffee shop, waiting for my access on the internet superhighway to rocket me past the on-ramp. As a regular "Guest Folklorian," I’m used to decent speeds.
But today was different.
Everything was just going slowly. I felt like I was being spinning-wheeled to death. Like I was back in the days using WebCrawler to google stuff.
Have you been there? I hate slow internet. Like "Pharaoh did frogs and gnats" hate.
But like I said, today was different.
I decided to let those moments of waiting for things to load become an opportunity to slow down. Twenty-one years in Lancaster County have all but squeezed that out of my system.
But I had just been reading Ephesians 4 to my family as this morning’s devotions and one of those peskily convicting lines read: "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." We all kinda sighed when I read it, knowing how difficult that can be. Living that way with each other.
But it's not just in non-church life.