A funny incident happened on the Milford Local Woodmont bus this morning. When I boarded the bus and reported that today is Happy Tuesday, I mentioned to Paul that everyone was accounted for. Paul laughed at my comment since he finds my comments to be humorous in a subtle way.
It then reminded me of my school days when I sat in the rows of desks. I usually sat near the front in the first few rows. I would enthusiastically say, "Here" when I heard Scott called out by my teacher. Many students were more shy in responding.
Then I realized today that God does roll call every morning. Yet, I am almost like those shy students who do not avidly address the teacher but mutter something under their breath.
God does demand my obedience out of love and not out of duty. Just as students are in a class to better their lives and need to be present to learn the material, I need to be present in the classroom of life with God as my teacher so that I can handle the world better when I go out it in it And when given the homework assignment, I will have the tools to complete it successfully.
So, here I am Jesus at your feet to do your will.
Your reluctant and repentant Saint,
Row 4 on Planet Earth.