I saw myself being called from judging others to forgiving others. I was reminded that I am called to live my life to the fullest, trying to miss fewer and fewer opportunities of God's grace. I wonder how many times Jesus has called me to follow him as a disciple, carrying my own cross and somehow, like his followers, missed the point that Christ was trying to make with me.
I pray that I will be more open to these graces in my life. I thank God for the patience poured out upon me while God waits for me to "get it." I would rather live the resurrection moments of "Aha! I did it! I got it! I welcomed this costly grace from God!" It is at time of wishing and hoping and dwelling upon my "should-a, could-a, would-as" that I hope to remember that these learning curves are part of the dying I need to do as I work on my selfishness and other faults.