I am fortunated that I do not have a long commute as being stuck in traffic is frustrating. Sitting in traffic can remind us that there are times, even if we are in a hurry, that we are forced to wait. We may hurry to get prepared and on our way only to find that we are sitting and waiting!
While sitting in traffic may be frustrating, there are times in our lives that we need to "hurry up and wait." When it is time to listen, we should be quick to listen to each other, to truly engage in trying to understand reasons for thinking and actions. Even though we should be in a hurry to listen, we should not be so fast in making judgments, speaking, or getting angry. We should instead respond with the love that God has shown to each and every one of us!
Be quick to listen and show love, but slow to judgment and anger!
Thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Help me to be quick to listen and slow to anger. Through Jesus I pray, amen.