You know what really upsets me? When people let me down! I arranged for a group of people to come and help me with the organizing of a big function. If everybody does their part, it’s an easy job. As the proverb goes, many hands make light work.
For whatever reason a bunch of them don’t pitch. They don’t let me know either. They don’t pick up the phone to say sorry, something’s come up. They don’t send a WhatsApp. No, complete silence. I must just assume that they’re not coming! This makes my blood boil.
As a result, those who did come have to work twice as hard. It’s no fun at all. Just because a few decided to let us down. It makes me so angry!
But maybe I shouldn’t point fingers at other shirkers, because I fairly regularly let Jesus down. I know I have to be his hands and feet. I know very well that I have to help the people around me who are suffering. But it’s so nice and relaxing here on the couch…
And each of us can give a few examples of time and again not pitching up for Jesus’ arrangements. We know what we have to do. We know where we have to give. But we don’t pitch up.