GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Sponsored By hbkcpa.com/consultants/joshua-j-zarlenga/
I've said it a million times. If not for the other humans, life on earth would be so much easier, no? Sigh.
Have you ever told a loved one something because you are trying to offer them sound counsel--or maybe because you'd like to see them avoid making a huge mistake...only to have them nip off one of your fingers? #bitingthehand
Yikes. Let's face it, fellow earth-dwellers, we all do this at times. #theguiltisreal
Indeed the truth is not always the easiest thing to hear -- for any of us...
Especially when, deep, deep down inside, we know that we're in the wrong.#weallmakemistakes
It's just tough to take sometimes, the truth, that is. Oh, and I'm not talking about the popular new politically-correct phrase "my truth."
Ugh, if I hear that one more time. "Your truth," "his truth," "her truth." Stop.
Look, we all have views and opinions and that's great. We all have different perspectives on things; also great. Independent interpretation is super awesome in so many instances.
But folks, there's only one truth. It's, you know, THE truth, Capisce? Your conscience will let you know what it is, in case you're teetering. There's also a really #GoodBook with lots of pointers about the truth -- in case you're so inclined. It's been around quite a while. You likely have a copy lying around the house somewhere.
The point is: hearing, telling and following the truth is pretty important...but not always the easiest road for any of us to walk. Let's keep trying, anyway.
And as we travel it, let's be kind to our fellow hikers, 'kay? Because life may be tougher with the other homo sapiens sharing our space...but it sure is about a bazillion times better, too. #thewaythetruththelife #behonestwithyourself #showkindness
Jas 1:21bc R. Alleluia, alleluia. Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Gospel Mk 7:24-30 Jesus went to the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice. Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him. She came and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first. For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She replied and said to him, “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Then he said to her, “For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter.” When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed and the demon gone. PS 81:10-11ab, 12-13, 14-15 R. (11a and 9a) I am the Lord, your God: hear my voice. "There shall be no strange god among you nor shall you worship any alien god. I, the LORD, am your God who led you forth from the land of Egypt." "My people heard not my voice, and Israel obeyed me not; So I gave them up to the hardness of their hearts; they walked according to their own counsels." R. I am the Lord, your God: hear my voice. "If only my people would hear me, and Israel walk in my ways, Quickly would I humble their enemies; against their foes I would turn my hand." Alleluia See Acts 16:14b Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.