these people have been violating my perceived rights! The Abomination! Can't I just get a picture of my son alone with R2D2? Do you have to appear to be trying to get in front of me in the ice cream line? Could you just stand back about two feet? How rude! That person just walked right in front of me! Could you quiet your screaming child who obviously needs a nap? Do you mind?! You're violating my personal space!
I'm not asking you to pray that I won't be bothered by the people around me. I'm asking you to pray that I would not sin in my anger. Yesterday, a woman sat in front of me. And I asked her to move. Well, she was sitting in a spot that she shouldn't be sitting. It was reserved for children. And she was blocking my view. And my son was going to be on stage and I wanted Anthony to be able to get really good photos of him. And I asked her to move. And she did.
But afterwards, I felt like an idiot. Why had I lost it? What had happened to me? Too many violations in a row? Too tired? What about my "christian witness" to those around me?
So, today, when I return to Legoland I am going to practice what I "preach"... I am going to submit my perceived rights to God. Because on my own... I just can't do it. And that is the point.