Right as I was finishing the previous post, I got up to talk with him before he left to drive to town on errands. I had a short grocery list, and checked to make sure he remembered his wallet.
We both just looked at each other, and I said, “I don’t want to fight.”
He said, “I don’t want to be faithless anymore. I don’t want to be passive aggressive.”
Then we just stood there and silently hugged for half a minute.
“Drive safely,” I replied.
What was that?
I’m asking myself what it means, and asking in prayer if it means anything. Is it just the same broken litany of shallow good intentions? Does integrity ask me to respond with mercy and grace? Can I survive another possible gutshot if it comes?