I could easily be frustrated with you or even my own self, but then that would be wrong. I would be as wrong as a parent who’s frustrated with a child, a doctor who’s frustrated with a patient, a husband who’s frustrated with his wife, a teacher who’s frustrated with a student, one who is frustrated with the ones he is to love.
We don’t always know everything and can’t always do everything. We often complain about the portion we have. We complain about how little it is while others rejoice even while having nothing at all that they can call their own.
We often find ourselves upset with our children over school grades, manners, while another simply wish that his child was not terminally ill.
We may feel ashamed of our own children’s runs against the law, while another simply wish he didn’t have to bury his child so soon.
We wish we had what others have without truly ever knowing in all entirety what is it that they have. And others wish the same toward us.
The homeless is debt-free.
The sick is in bed resting.
The dead is done with all bodily sufferings.
The things we often reject are begged for by others in their prayers to God.
What is it that we want that we altogether do not already have in Christ Jesus? We died in Christ and spiritually rose again in him since he died for all and rose again for all.
We may complain about the portion, but do we know of the contentment of those with a lesser portion?
We woke up complaining about many things today, while others didn’t even get to wake up at all.
If we spend more time seeking what to appreciate rather than what to complain about, then we will surely be a blessing both to ourselves and those who surround us.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:2-6)