Friday, June 30, 2006

to please the masses?

I feel like posting something serious, something about humility. But I know that most of my readers would like something happy. Too bad, you'll have to accept my serious post.

My Grandma is 83 (I think...) and just recently she's been in a lot of pain. She called me this morning to help her get dressed, so I walked over. She was an emotional mess, she was angry at being unable to do simple things, so she'd start crying. I think also, she had to put her pride aside to accept help from me. I was glad to help her, I just wish that her pain would go away soon. I started thinking about how I would react if I was in her shoes. I think I would have a very hard time letting people help me.

We took Grandma to her doctors appointment, she kept apologizing for taking up our time. I don't think she knows that we gladly did it. Although I did struggle with being impatient while waiting for her and Mom to finish shopping, so while dealing with that attitude I thought about Grandma. She has to accept help, so if she saw my impatience she would feel even worse than she did. So I tried to let it go.

So today, I've thought about patience and humility. They look easy on paper, but when I dealt with issues that require them it was a bit harder to live them.

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

Good thing God gave us the Holy Spirit to help us.


jelvistar said...

Yo, tell it sister!

Jahothanan said...

That was the best post you've ever written. I understand what you're talking about too. Good job.

Someoneelsebefor said...

I'd say consider the masses pleased :D Oh Elyse,when is your birthday? mine is today!! YAY for meeeee!

Elyse said...

Jaho, thanks. :)

Ashlily: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Oh and mine is on the 18th of October.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry about your grandma! that's really sad! ill be praying for you guys!

Heidi said...

Ahh yes, humility! That was a struggle for me as well when I first became bedridden. I'm a little more used to it now, but it still wounds rather deeply when I am given the impression of being a burden. I'm sorry about your grandma, but isn't it amazing how God can use things like that to show us teh ugly part of ourselves that need to go? Woohoo GOd is awesome! Good post. =D