You probably can imagine my mutterings and they were none too kind - not to the driver of this vehicle and not to the older recipient of the letter trying to find an opening in the mailbox.
I am generally an extremely forbearing person but when it comes to driving, I become extremely intolerant. I don't like that part of myself and want to change it. I took it to God and He said to imagine myself as that older woman first of all trying to get to the mailbox in a hurry but knowing that you can only move slowly because of pain or simply old age. Then looking for the opening in the back of the box and knowing that a younger woman was witnessing me making a fool of myself, I would feel very embarrassed. I suddenly felt very humbled and contrite.
Lord, help me (and all of us!) to learn to be patient. You are patient with us again and again - help us to do likewise.
therefore, I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the
calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with
patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.