A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just because you can...

... does not mean you should.

Many people forget that and much trouble follows.

In today’s first reading (1 Samuel 24:3-21), David is given a nearly perfect opportunity to kill the man who is trying to kill him.

David could have done it, but he knew that he should not and so he did not do it.

In all of the decisions we make – as individuals, as groups, as organizations, as nations, and as a world – may we not do things just because we can, but may we do the things we should in accordance with the law of God.