Camp David and a Danish
In an espresso-steaming coffee shop, all the tables are crowded. There are no vacancies except at the tall table in the corner. Three of us stagger ourselves respectfully amidst five close-proximity chairs, wielding our bags and books into puzzle-like-precision placements.
A cheese danish tantalizes me from a wrapped paper bag, while Komodo Dragon coffee and cream scald my throat deliciously. Warmth steals through my hand and body. The danish waits, however, while I resolve a relationship issue.
Tapping thumbs into a red and black cell phone, I text, “Hi, love, sorry. I did it right today when I worked at not criticizing. I messed up when… Will you forgive me?”
He responds gently and we start anew. With a click, the screen is cleared, and I proceed to my danish and books, feeling peaceful and relaxed.
Resentments in relationships can accumulate too easily, building up walls, brick by brick. In this new season of relationship, we’re striving to stay soft-hearted, to be quick to apologize, and quick to forgive.
Do you have someone you need to talk to today? Leave the coffee, the danish, and grab a phone or a pen.