The garage door had been repaired a couple of weeks ago. I don’t usually keep the car in the garage unless it’s cold outside, so I hadn’t opened or closed it during that time. I thought maybe I should test it out, so I pushed the button.
The door raised a few inches then “crack!” and it stopped. What in the world? I lowered it then pushed the button again, expecting the worst. Another loud series of cracks, but it kept moving this time. By then, I realized I’d also had the doors painted. Unused and unmoving, the panels had become stiff and stuck, bound by paint.
The Easter Season is almost over. Pentecost is a few days away. I’ve been refreshed, repaired and renewed. I’m being sent out into the world now. Am I going to get going and keep moving—or am I going remain where I was before and get stiff and stuck in place?
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