“No, you are not getting anymore gum because you keep spitting it out on the floor instead of putting it in the trash.”
“How many times do I have to say turn the light off when you leave a room?”
“No more playing with Play-Doh unless you are sitting at the table with a parent around. It’s impossible getting this stuff out of the carpet!”
“You keep taking out all of these toys, but you never want to put them back!”
“Are you serious?! I ordered this gift two weeks ago and it’s supposed to be ready today! What is taking so long?”
“If I have to hear about how messed up her life is one…more…time…I’m not even going to answer the phone!”
I’m not always compassionate, not always slow to anger, not always forgiving. I am so, so thankful that our Lord is all of those things! When I read Psalm 145:8, I am reminded that I have to make an effort to be more like Christ when interacting with PB, my cubs, and others. I have to check myself sometimes. God is always giving us second (third and fourth…and one hundredth) chances to get it right, so we are required to do the same.