Good title for me today really. Goodness and mercy have found me every day. The part I feel bad about is the knowledge that many (most) times I didn't and don't recognize that goodness and mercy, no-- not even when it hits me on the head in a manner of speaking.
We tend to try to direct what the good things will be and what they will be like And how they will affect us, and most of all what those good things will be! That is human nature, more is the shame. For me, it takes a lot of growth inwardly, spiritually. For others it is their own choices.
We don't get to direct how things are to be done when they are beyond our control. We think we do...we spin our wheels and bend and twist things until they approximate what we think goodness and mercy should be in our lives. It's hard not to try to be in control. Harder still to realize that you are not nor ever were. :-)
Goodness me, I stopped that type of thinking some time ago. Now, I open my eyes and mind and listen. So, with that all being said and boring all of you I will close the topic.
I just wanted to say that my oldest son seems to be progressing well enough at this time. I am to-the-core grateful.