No, I’m not ready in those ways. On the other hand, I hope I am always ready in another way…
Of course none of us will do what Mary did on the first Christmas. However, I am determined to say with Mary, “Be it unto me as the Lord wills.” That night in the stable was the ultimate, make-the-best-of-it story, wasn’t it?
While anyone can benefit from Mary’s example, we who are living with RA can benefit especially from realizing that we cannot arrange every detail in life or plan for every sharp turn in the road. Christmas will come whether or not I have made my pies or I’m finished wrapping packages. In a way, that takes the pressure off. Like I’ve always told my kids, “If God’s in control, then He’s not counting on us.”
- Something to print out for your relatives: 13 Ways to Help People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
- The RA is a Grinch, not me: How Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Can Be a Grinch
- An important discussion: What is Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 1