I’m starting out the day trying to get into my head that this is about obedience and about making intentional effort.  Right now I’m not super-psyched up about this challenge but that’s Ok.  It really is about obedience.  “Do everything without complaining or arguing,” says Paul.  And the Israelities grumbled so much it kept them out of the promised land.  Do we have any idea how serious our complaining is?  It is definitely one of our cultural blind spots.

8:25 am–I have yet to interact with humanity (just the computer) so at this point the mouth is clean.