Alright, my Space Cadets. Let’s clear the air: generally speaking, I don’t like you.
You know. You people are the ones that lose EVERYTHING- even incredibly important things, such as your keys or your shoes. You forget to do the simplest of tasks because you’re too scatter-brained to remember what was asked of you. Common sense just doesn’t apply to you. You’re bad drivers. You can’t follow along in witty or intense conversations. You’re always injuring yourselves in one way or another. You get lost in your mind and end up being completely unaware of the things going on around you, to the detriment of yourself and others.
I really can’t stand you people, and I just can’t seem to get away from you, either.
^See that, right there? Yeah, that’s pride. Lately I’ve been realizing that it’s choking quite a large amount of things in my life. But the Lord has a funny way of making pride known to those He loves.
In the past month, I have: lost my wallet, gotten pulled over twice, gotten a ticket once, lost my cell phone more times than I can count, stepped on a tack, gotten lost while driving within my own city limits, forgotten appointments, slept through a staff meeting, accidentally cut out a chunk of my left foot, stepped on a live bee and got stung, over-drafted my bank account three times, shown up to a party 4hrs late, and left a cup of coffee sitting in my room so long that it grew mold.
In short: I have been a Space Cadet. And yet, I have experienced so much grace, love and mercy from others- much more than I think I have ever shown to anyone who has done the things I’ve done in the past month.
This month has been incredibly humbling. I’ve realized that it’s only human to make mistakes, and I need to be less judgmental and more forgiving. I’ve realized my own fallibility, and have begun to come to terms with the fact that I am not as perfect as I thought (gasp).
So here’s to eating humble pie, and for re-learning basic “common sense”! Space Cadets: I salute you!