Making Good Choices

Random musings…

This morning I chose to put on my ‘Dreading Monday’ socks. I confess… recently I chose to wear my ‘Neary There Thursday’ socks on a Friday…

Yesterday I was talking to Paul… How does he teach, help, encourage his 11-year-old daughter to make good choices?…

I continue to frustrate myself with the poor choices that I make – words, attitudes and behaviours that I know are unhelpful to me and those around me…

Sometimes life’s not simple choices…

On Saturday we chose to watch the football at Norwich… we didn’t choose to watch Norwich playing poorly; we didn’t choose the result… we did choose to stay to the end.

We continue to watch the tragedy in Ukraine. Yesterday children were fleeing for their lives – children with Down Syndrome, children sick with cancer… they didn’t choose their physical condition; they didn’t choose the war… Their parents and carers have to choose their response.

Choices I can make…

Yesterday in church Esther was talking about lifestyle choices: ‘If you want to experience the life of Jesus you have to adopt the lifestyle of Jesus.’

The English Monk, The Venerable Bede, said: ‘I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.’… Lifestyle choices…

Martin Luther King said: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’… Choosing to speak out…

I’m still musing on ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’: ‘When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all… When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind’ Choosing to support  those in darkness and pain…

At the end of Joshua’s life he assembles the Israelite leaders: ‘Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.’

Random musings… making good choices.

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