My phone died yesterday. I checked this morning after it’s alarm was kind enough to awaken me and it seems nothing else works. Texts, Internet connection, voice mail, and e-mail are all not working. I can only call and receive calls if I answer, and of course be awakened by the phone alarm.
That’s not too bad. Late last week the car broke. Fortunately dear husband was able to fix the steering but the air conditioner, life-blood of 105-degree car temperature summers, is completely dead. There are no appointments until after this coming holiday weekend and I have to leave the car there all day. Hmm, don’t I have a job? Speaking of which, the crisis level there is as it was just before Christmas. I can’t figure it out. Usually this time of year things slow down. I looked to see if there was a full moon but they don’t last two weeks. Oh right. The ability to comment here? Still not fixed.
Icing on the cake is that our youngest, home now from college, got sick two weeks ago. He has progressively gotten worse and this morning woke up with a 101.5 temperature. The choice is to try to get him into his primary care physician or take him to urgent care in a couple of hours when they open. PCP’s usually take a week or more to get in to see and our insurance changed this year so that we have to pay full price for urgent care until our high deductible is used up. Ah the wonders of …….. oops, this is not a political blog. 😉
Sometimes life happens all at once and it feels like a whirlwind of chaos and stress. When it gets like that is when it is time to Stop, Drop, and Roll. Stop running around like a chicken without a head. Drop to your knees or chair, or go outside and call it a drop, and Roll this around in your head.
Our Lord has risen. He has ascended. He is coming again. Meanwhile, He gives us His Spirit, not just any old spirit but His Spirit! We are celebrating that this coming Sunday. All these inconveniences pass and they pale in the face of those who truly suffer, from inside and out.
Say thanks and rejoice– even if you don’t feel that way. Simple words of ascent are enough.