Ask me something, and I’ll tell you what I think.
Ask me again later, and you could get a different answer.
Depending on the mood I’m in. Or if I’m hungry. Or angry. Or lonely. Or just tired.
You and I could have a history. A backstory of things you’ve done and things I’ve done. But sometimes, all I remember is what you’ve done for me lately.
I hate when I do that.
Which is why I envy God’s people in Sunday’s first reading. When Joshua tells them it’s time to choose, they don’t drop into “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” mode. Their first thought?
Their history, their backstory with God.
They know what they’ve been given. And they’re grateful.
I need to be more like them.
More on this tomorrow.