“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Romans 15:5-7)
I must admit that accept(ion) is the exception in my life. Irritation lies right beneath the surface of my consciousness. It appears quite often when the serving line doesn’t move along as I would have it to do. And then, I realize that my pace is getting slower also. I get around more easily than others, but I still rely on a walker and tank of oxygen. I fail to realize the danger of irritation and impatience. I am working on being more tolerant and thus a sweeter individual. When the line is slowed by one of my more limited friends, I must look elsewhere, such as inside ‘me’, for something I should do to correct whatever is upsetting ‘me’. Accept and assist! That’s what I get from my Box of Chocolates.