I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
As The Cutie and I drove home yesterday the subject of Alzheimer’s disease came up.
I think. 🤔
We talked a little about that condition and then I meditated on my memories.
Some, really quite a lot, of my memories I want to savor repeatedly.
But not all.
For some, really quite a lot, of my memories I want to be more like our friend Jesus.
You know, resentment and regret and retribution Alzheimer’ like Jesus has.
Sometimes, like right now, I feel that this would make me more loving, more endearing, more Christlike than anything else.
Oh, I know what you are thinking. “If we don’t remember we are going to repeat the same old things.”
Like loving someone before they ever knew they needed love.
And loving someone even though they are sometimes hurtful.
And loving someone as if every day is a fresh start.
Like our friend Jesus.
This aim higher thing takes a lot of forgetfulness. I pray that this sort of dementia is a part of who we are and I pray that it is contagious.