In the car on the way to mydad’s, with whom I was having lunchbefore going to the airport, I thought,“Maybe God is trying to tell me something.” When I arrived at my dad’s, Iweighed the bag and indeed, it was
6 pounds overweight. I took somethings out, put them in my carry-onand thanked God for the “bother.” Itwas a silly thing, but it probably savedme some grief at check-in.
What does God want?
I tell you this little story because afew months ago, I heard a priest saythat the most dangerous question is“God, what do you want me to do?”It’s true.
But I can’t ignore the message ofthe gospel: Jesus has redeemed us.
He came to die so that we don’t haveto die. I would prefer it to be that hecame to suffer so that I don’t have tosuffer. But, unfortunately, that’s notthe case. Suffering, it seems, is partof life.
I heard a priestsay that the mostdangerous questionis “God, what doyou want me to do?”It’s true.
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the door, he brought me his portablescale and gave it to me. “Thanks,” Isaid, not intending to use it.
These things bother me. I knowwhat I have to do and I don’t needother people telling me. I also don’tlike it when the person sitting nextto me on the plane starts talking.
I’d much rather watch a movie orgo to sleep. I don’t like being lateand it bothers me when I bumpinto a chatty person at the mall. Ihave a busy life and, even thoughI am polite and try to be charitableto others, these things stress meout a bit.
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