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O eternal and glorious Trinity, deeper than the deepest sea, and the abyss of love for whom I thirst and long; let me for ever desire your light, for ever seek your face, and for ever wrap myself in the robe of your majesty and Godhead; world without end. AMEN. (Catherine of Siena, 1347-80).
Lord, help me in all those small things that I find so difficult. If I am grumpy, help me to be positive. If I meet miserable people help me to be cheerful without appearing to be superior. When I feel tired and sleepy give me new energy and zest. Help me to rejoice. For Christ’s sake. AMEN
Lord, this is a sad day for me. My memory keeps bringing me back to happier days when the sun used to shine. Help me to remember those good times and not to be overwhelmed by the losses. Help me to look forward in hope and to quietly trust in you. I ask it in Christ’s name. AMEN
“Jesus answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment’”.
Matt 22:37, 38 GNB
Life is never simple and straightforward. Some decisions are complex and many factors have to be taken into account. Our emotions come into play. So do our ambitions, hopes, fears and financial situation. Family considerations can sway us as well. And sometimes advice we receive confuses us. Our moral standards and ethical principles sway us as well. Truth is not always as clear as we would wish it were.
When a journalist is instructed by an editor to “dig up dirt” about a political figure and the person hides factors which might influence public opinion – is that telling the truth? If an estate agent deliberately suggests a lower price for a property a seller wants to dispose of and the agent knows a family member who wants to buy that kind of property – is that the truth? If an electrical contractor issues a certificate of compliance and fails to include a number of faults because the seller bribes him to – is that contractor telling the truth? And when a person is involved in divorce proceedings and hides certain facts from the court, how does that person live with his (or her) conscience thereafter?
Christian believers have a moral obligation to uphold and live by the highest ethical considerations in all situations. A useful rule of thumb is to subject any such situation to the question, “What would Jesus do?” Often it would be wise to consult a Christian counsellor to get an alternative opinion – or at least to get one’s own thinking straight. You are a servant of the Lord. Live like one.
Lord, help me to be wise and careful.
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