Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings.
Following a slow car in a no-passing lane, or waiting in a
restaurant for the check, drives me to distraction. Before
I give God a chance to slow me down, I explode, and that's
what I call being quicker than God. That repeated experience
gave me an idea. I thought if I could look down on these events
from God's point of view, I might better control my feelings
and behavior. I tried it and when I encountered the next slow
driver, I levitated and looked down on the other car and upon
myself. I saw and elderly couple driving along, happily chatting
about their grandchildren. They were followed by me--bug-eyed
and red of face--who had no time schedule to meet anyway.
I looked so silly that I dropped back into reality and slowed
down. Seeing things from God's angle of vision can be very