So, if you happen to see us as we travel through Georgia, Alabama and Florida would you mind moving over to the right lane? We'll need all the 'right of way' we can get since it is a 7 hour drive...not counting stops. Would anyone like to start a pool on how many stops we will have to make for all those little bladders?
As we were transferring our car seats over to the van tonight I was MORTIFIED by the filth and muck hiding beneath them. Because moving 3 huge 5 point harness seats from vehicle to vehicle is a bit cumbersome, we only remove them once or twice a year. Each time we do I am in disbelief that I drive around with such disgusting-ness in my car on a daily basis. I think of myself as a fairly clean person. Yet, my focus on what is seen, masks the gross decay and nastiness hiding just out of sight.
This analogy is another that has been driven home by our friend's cancer. He looks terrific. When you see Mike in person it is very hard to believe there is unseen disease ravaging his body. How true this is of humans in general! We dress up our exterior without really addressing our root issues. Most of us have no idea what others around us are carrying in terms of the pain, hurt, sin, sadness hidden in their hearts. May we endeavor to treat others gently, recognizing that we often have no idea the load another is carrying.
Speaking of carrying a load, I have to go wrap up my packing!