|Feb 25, 2017||On Line|
|Feb 24, 2017||Clowning Around & Around & Around|
|Feb 23, 2017||Barbie Lobster|
|Feb 22, 2017||Stress is Old|
|Feb 21, 2017||Zippy Kid|
|Feb 20, 2017||Food, Glorious Food!|
|Feb 19, 2017||Sing with Me!|
|Feb 18, 2017||The Poet and His Honey Jar: A Folktale Retold|
|Feb 17, 2017||The Negotiation|
|Feb 16, 2017||How to Meditate|
|Feb 15, 2017||Alone, Alone, All, All Alone*|
|Feb 14, 2017||Enlightening|
|Feb 13, 2017||Touching the Moon|
|Feb 12, 2017||Cracker Jack|
|Feb 11, 2017||Angry Jesus|
|Feb 10, 2017||The Devil Made Me Do It*|
|Feb 9, 2017||The Parable of Dinazade*|
|Feb 8, 2017||Unglued|
|Feb 7, 2017||Loving Kindness Heals|
|Feb 6, 2017||The Center of Balance|
|Feb 5, 2017||The Widow McCulley|
|Feb 4, 2017||Far from Eden|
|Feb 3, 2017||Mr. Stilts|
|Feb 2, 2017||Sailor Left the Sea|
|Feb 1, 2017||Pants on Fire|
Title: On Line
Date: February 25, 2017
“Now boarding our elite passengers at Gate 12.” The elites dashed to take their seats for the flight. There was polite jostling for the primary line positions.
“Now boarding rows 19-29.” The coach-class people rushed to crowd themselves aboard the flight. They too politely jockeyed for prime line positions.
“Now boarding the remaining seats.” When the line reached an end, a young woman stood, gathered her gear, and waited. She boarded last. Her seatmate, having seen her unhurried attitude, asked why she boarded last. She said, “I don’t mind being last. Why should I push my way? We’ll all get our seats won’t we?”
After the plane had landed and stopped at the gate, the passengers unbuckled their seat belts, jumped up, and opened the overhead bins. They grabbed for their gear, pushing aside others’ items for their cases, coats and belongings, and waited for the door to open.
The woman sat reading. Her seatmate, who was standing, asked, “What are you waiting for?” She said, “You’re waiting, aren’t you? The door just opened. You’re still waiting, and your head is tilted uncomfortably because this is a small jet. I’m comfortable. We’ll all get off, won’t we?” The first in line did get off and so did the last. At the end of the line was the young woman with a Bible in her hand. Among the faithful, it doesn’t matter who’s first or who’s last, because God is generous to all.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, being first or last doesn’t matter to You, because You are generous beyond measure. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: First or last, it doesn’t matter.
Read Matthew 20: “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”(Matthew 20:16).