by Sr Nunother
Not long ago, someone whom I love and respect asked me to institute a small procedural change. Because the instruction came in the short space between Lauds and Eucharist, and action would have been disruptive, my instinct was not now. My desire for approval, however, invaded perceptual thought. Now? Not now? Now? I mentally bounced from gaining approval to losing it, distorting a basically simple request. The next day, during my morning bible reading, I opened to an obscure scripture, one I’d never read before: “Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and place.” Ecclesiastes 8:5
For someone who plays it safe, whose favorite defense is but they told me to, this was a very convicting scripture.