For What it's Worth... Ramblings on a Monday Morningby Vicki Miller on 05/19/12
I recently heard a very wise man say, "Each day is another chance... a gift from God". Do-overs are only found on the playground, but we're all given opportunities to do what's right in His eyes ... regardless of what society (aka television, facebook, magazines, Hollywood) deems politically correct or socially acceptable. We are given free will to choose... and we will ALL one day answer for our choices.
Humans are all suceptible to being sucked in with the crowd - good or bad. The trick is to keep your focus on the Teacher. If I stood before Him right now, would I hang my head in shame? How could I explain away or justify when I've ignored or hurt someone - especially the "least" of my brethren? What excuse could I give if He gave me an opportunity to help someone, and I thought "someone else will do it - I've got too much going on"?
What I fear the most is the world we're creating for our children... families are like busses - if a marriage doesn't work out, there's always another one; winning at any cost is the most important part of the game; beauty will get you anywhere; sports and stage rehearsals are priority - church, worship and prayer are only when it's convenient to your schedule; brand names are status; your life is not complete unless you have a "smart"phone, the best car, the most expensive shoes, etc.; throw it out the window - someone else will pick it up; your parents are your friends; sex without the benefit of marriage is inevitable.... and the list goes on.
No one person can "save the world", but I will choose to at least make my little piece of it a place that I would invite Him to come in. This is my prayer. This is my hope for all.