Maybe this is true only for women, or maybe it’s true only for me, but sometimes I get a little clingy and panicky in my relationships. That’s when I have to say out loud to myself, “Alice, where are your feet?” It reminds me that I am okay (“solid okay”) because God loves me no matter what.
But an interesting thought occurred to me today: Would Jesus ever respond to me with, “Wow, Alice, you are really getting clingy. In fact, you are smothering me with your neediness. Could you back off a little?”
I don’t think he would. And it delights me how the thought reveals my… not-so-on-target thoughts.
I’m also tickled that there may be a poem in there somewhere. Maybe one of you can find it and write it out? All I’ve got so far is:
And Jesus spake unto her,
“Back off, woman,
I’m trying to watch the game.”