It’s Good Friday, and I have an appointment with a person who seems to me to be motivated by “should’s.” And that’s okay. Except when those should’s sweep me up into their net, too. I pray out loud on the otherwise empty elevator delivering me to her office.
“Dear Jesus,” I say, “I need your help here. I know you’re all hung up on that cross again today, and by the way, how long is that going to continue? Anyway, this is important, so please be here with me now. Help me to drop my need to judge this person, and let me see only her innocence… I align with the highest outcome for this meeting, for the greater good of all concerned, you know the drill. Thanks, big guy!” I am both confident, because I’ve seen over the years how beautifully this works, and humble, because I know I’m only part of the equation; I can’t do this by myself.… Read more