I promised myself I would check in once a week to report on what I had done in terms of giving patient service to others, and this is my first check-in. I won’t mention things I do easily, but only those which cost me something in humility.
Since this is an area on which I need to work, I suppose I should not be surprised that I didn’t make a lot of progress this first week. Patience is a real stumbling block for me in certain situations, and although I managed to hold my tongue a few times, I’m sure I showed my impatience in body language. And right away it occurs to me that I did not make it a consistent focus of prayer. Well, I will have to fix that. If I don’t ask God for his help every day, then I’m trying to give service all on my own, and I can see how that worked out! Not at all well!
Anyway, these are the ways I gave patient service to others this week:
- rosaries prayed for people not on my usual list
- made supper a couple of times when I really didn’t want to
- got up at 5 a.m. to fix an online order for other people
- lunch fixed as soon as I was asked for it
So that’s my start. I thank God for what I managed to do, and I ask for his help as I learn to be a servant.
If you would like to join me in this challenge, leave a comment. I would love the support!