how hard it is to deal with people! people complain all the time, they come to "worship" and their reasons are the least of pure, and sometimes, they're just downright annoying. this reading from the Book of Numbers is exactly how i've felt about a particular community. but read on. i think what happens next is extremely comforting.
Numbers 11:16-17 says:
- Then the LORD said to Moses, "Assemble for me seventy of the elders of Israel, men you know for true elders and authorities among the people, and bring them to the meeting tent. When they are in place beside you, I will come down and speak with you there. I will also take some of the spirit that is on you and will bestow it on them, that they may share the burden of the people with you. You will then not have to bear it by yourself.
now, after conference, i ask God each new day to continue using my hands to do his work, my feet to spread his Gospel, my mouth to proclaim his words, my mind to reflect on his thoughts, and my heart to love as he loves. but what a beautiful thing to know that everybody who lived at the Kildare house is doing the same thing.
we are moved by the same spirit, and that's freaking awesome!