As clocks tick away seconds, minutes and hours, valuable time has gone by, never to be retrived again. If we think about ife, its meaning, its fulfillment, are we as individuals doing the best we can? We cannot escape what we do at this second, this moment, or hour as it will have an affect on consequence, either in our own lives or the lives of others. Even in religion, some of us put on a facade to make ourselves appear that we are the best, but really underneath, we know the truth about ourselves and hope no one finds out. The savior said, "Know the truth and the truth shall make you free." Some of us stretch the truth or twist it to fit our needs and we rationalize our behavior such as: I was angry so I pulled the trigger; the company is well off and won't miss this money; I didn't think I hit my child that hard; I did as I pleased, not respecting the wishes of the deceased or executor of the will; I knew this person needed help, but someone else will do it; I could have made the effort to show more love, but I didn't feel like it; don't blame me for the fatal crash, as I only had two drinks; when driving, I was reading and texting, it was not my fault because all were killed except me; don't blame me for this child's outcome, what if my decision as a judge was bias? And lastly, no one can tell me to quit smoking; no one will miss me if I die of lung cancer.
We are all given the gift of free agncy to choose what we may. Let's make wise choices and do the right things in dealing with our fellow men.
Jerome R. Willden