Do you ever wish for foresight? If I had the power to see into the future, I think I would follow my conscience a lot more than I normally do.
I’ve been persuaded by opinions, other than my own, to go against what my gut was telling me. Not that I’m proud of this, but there have been occasions when I’ve chosen not to listen to my rational side, opening my mouth to voice mean and deceitful things.
I hate it when this ugly side of me comes out and I think of this verse from Romans when it happens. “I do not understand what I do; for I don’t do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate.” (Romans 7:15)
Pope Francis is quoted as saying: “Jesus’ cross shows the full force of evil, but also the full power of God’s mercy.”
Yeah, we’re only human, doing things we shouldn’t have done. It is only by the grace of God that we can get back up and make amends for our sins.
Mercy, grace, and God – I’m beginning to understand, more often than not, what it is that I need to do.
Choose right over wrong.
(Photo courtesy of Sydney Stump)