Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 27 September – 3 October 2015
“So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it …”
There was once a milkman who often cheated his customers by the means of a rigged weighing machine. One day, this milkman earned a lot and after a long tiring day was preparing to go home. On his way, he crossed a bridge with his cart full of coins. However, the cart was so heavy that while traversing the bridge, it gave way along with the greedy milkman.
There is a moral in this story: Honesty. Honesty should be kept on our minds in dealing with others. Certainly we wouldn’t like it if others cheated upon us, so we shouldn’t try to either. In this way, we will be ashamed and discouraged to be dishonest. Honesty is the foundation of trust that binds us with another person. Being dishonest breaks that trust which may lead to damaged relationships.
However, there may be times that we are tempted to be dishonest due to some reasons. These temptations are caused by the devil in order to lure us into his trap of sin that may break our relationship with God. When faced with these challenges, God calls us to pray that we receive the wisdom to go away from the temptation and increase our faith with Him.
As we face this another week, let us pray for God’s wisdom and protection as we make ourselves honest to people. Remember that God is always present everywhere, anytime.
“Honesty is more than just saying the truth.”