"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus." (Phil 2:5). My, isn't that a tall order?! It doesn't say, "as long as the circumstances are to your liking," or "as long as you feel justice is being served." There are no caveats. Here's the whole section of Phil 2:1-11
1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Does righteous anger fit into this somewhere? How do we determine when it's okay to be angry? Jesus was pretty angry in the temple and that was okay. I'm afraid my attitude is not exactly Christ-like right now. Please pray for me.
Micah's feeding tube clogged last night around 9:00pm. We tried multiple things to unclog it. Micah's nurse was waiting for something to come from the pharmacy to use when I left at 10:30pm. I figured it would work. No such luck. It's like there's cement in his tubing. Nothing is working. We had to wait until 8:00am to page the on-service G-tube nurse. When she called back, she basically told Micah's nurse that there's nothing she could do that wasn't already tried, so we had to call interventional radiology. Between the calls to GI and radiology, we finally now are at least on radiology's radar screen to get Micah in for what will likely end up being yet another tube replacement sometime this afternoon. If this happened at home, I certainly hope it wouldn't take this long to get him in. At least he has an IV line and is getting IV fluids. But he hasn't gotten any food again since 9:00pm last night. So, we're losing ANOTHER DAY just waiting. We're in Children's Hospital prison. Where's the room with the padded walls? They'll need to put me in there soon.
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