>> Wednesday, May 11, 2011
“Oh great,” I thought. “Well, they will just have to wait.”
And then it occurred to me, that didn’t sound like our doorbell.
Days before, I had set an alarm on my iPhone for something I would otherwise forget. The doorbell ringtone was the one I had chosen.
And now it was ringing … on and on. I was hoping for only one minute.
But no, the doorbell continued to ring.
What an intrusion to my usual meditating and quiet time. Just how long would it go on?
At least I could eventually turn the alarm off … even if I had to use a hammer.
People don’t have an off button.
“You didn't think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he's such a nice God, he'd let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he's not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.” Romans 2:3-4 (MSG)