Xtian confidence

It occurred to me, while I was pondering my usual frustrations, that it might behoove me to find something else to do with my frustration.

Like, you know, Jesus was surrounded by people who _I_ would have found frustrating. What was UP with those Pharisees? In power, and torturing the people with all these crazy rules that were not only distracting but harmful.

And he did, every once in a while, give them the what-for. But not nearly as often as you might think.

So, as I consider my reaction to frustrating…evil?…people, I think I would prefer to be more like Jesus.

And then, I thought about how he handled it, as compared to how I handle it. I mean, I think I torture my friends by double-checking my reactions to thing.

But I really can’t see Jesus doing that. I can’t see him saying to his disciples, “I don’t know…What do you think?”

He didn’t need to get affirmation to know what he knew was right. Jesus was very confident.

And maybe that can be a good thing to emulate. Not retreading worn ground. I know what’s right, and I know what’s wrong. I also know what is in my power to change, and what isn’t.

Jesus was also kinda patient. So, I guess I should learn how to wait.

Because endless frustration is not how I want to spend my time. I can just be confident that with patience the good things will come. Or at least I can try.