Num 22:31-32: Then the lord opened the eyes of Balaam and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in his way, with his sword drawn in his hand and he bowed and fell on his face. And the angel of the Lord said to him "wherefore have you smitten your donkey these three times? Behold I am come out to thwart you, because your way is contrary to me."
The donkey within us is a secure, strong, steady and patient force. May we be blessed to experience and act from our own donkey nature, so that our eyes will open and we will see the angels of the Lord along our way.