MARCH 27 Reflection for the Day
Storing up grievances is not only a waste of time, but a waste of life that could be lived to greater satisfaction. If I keep a ledger of “oppressions and indignities,” I’m only restoring them to painful reality. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, “‘The horror of that moment,’ the King said, ‘I shall never, never forget.’ ‘You will though,’ said the Queen, ‘if you don’t make a memorandum of it.’”
Am I keeping a secret storehouse for the wreckage of my past?
Today I Pray
God keep me from harboring the sludge from the past – grievances, annoyances, grudges, oppressions, wrongs, injustices, put-downs, slights, hurts. They will nag at me and consume my time in rehashing what I might have said or done, until I face each one, name the emotion it produces in me, settle it as best I can – and forget it. May I empty my storehouse of old grievances.
Today I Will Remember
Don’t rattle old bones.