I had an interesting experience last Sunday. I set out for church at my usual time, which is enough time to arrive early. There is a massive repaving project going on in Pittsburgh, however, and all the roads that I use were closed, which meant I had to take several routes that took more time. That made me late for church.

In all my adult life, I cannot remember ever being late for church. So what was my response? I was uptight! Can you imagine? I arrived to church just as the opening call to worship was being read. My point is that I get tense over things that aren't worth getting tense over.

I wonder how many other things I get uptight about that aren't worth the energy? I think I will pay more attention to what those things may be in the coming week. Care to join me in this exercise?


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