It is for my own good.
On the days when technology is trouble
Or when I misplace or forget my phone
Or when I say the wrong thing
Or mess up an opportunity
Or when my body (or my car) refuses to be reliable
Or when I can’t find my keys
Or when traffic is brutal
Or the weather (or a relative) won’t cooperate
It is on those days
When I am forced to let go
Of the illusion of my control
And give honor to the Angel standing in my way
Slowing me down
For my own good.
As in the biblical story of Balaam, the donkey is not the problem.
She’s trying to tell us something.
(see Numbers 22:21-35 in the Old Testament)