GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
It could be that second helping of pasta or the extra doughnut. Maybe it's the way you wait until the night before your term paper, presentation or service project is due before starting it. Then again, it might just be the complete avoidance of a necessary but unpleasant or difficult confrontation, conversation or discussion you know you need to have with a parent, child, colleague, subordinate or even supervisor.
Sometimes the right thing to do is also the tough one. Okay, many times. Fine, most of the time.
But the point is, the choices we make each day matter. From seemingly insignificant (sliding through that red light when there's no one around) to the more profound (not revealing a costly workplace blunder to both the offender and leadership --- especially if you are the accidental culprit), every action we take has its consequence.
The good news is, there's almost always a chance for recovery. An honest mistake is certainly a hard one not to forgive. And even a conscious bad decision can likely be righted with genuine remorse and a determination toward improving. Every moment of every day is a new opportunity to make a good choice, a wise decision or a move in favor of the best interest of the common good. Just something to consider around the water cooler, at the gym, in the family room and on the road.
Besides, you never know when that state trooper is lurking behind the brush, yo.
Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17-The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden,to cultivate and care for it.The LORD God gave man this order: "You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die.". Alleluia SEE Jn 17:17b, 17a - Your word, O Lord, is truth: consecrate us in the truth.