Hebrews 13:1-8; Ps 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Mark 6:14-29
What does it mean to do the right thing?
How many times have we been told that we must do the right thing? How many times is that we ought in life especially in regards to making decision, to do the right thing?
There are two components to doing the right thing.
One, we have to know what is right. We have to go to the source of goodness itself that we might allow our life to be shaped by that goodness. We must seek it out. We must ask questions. W must investigate. We must let God and his church have the authority God has asked to have.
Only then can we truly know what is right.
But knowing wha is right is only one part of the component to doing what is right.
The second aspect is loving what is right. This is the harder of the two. It is easy to know what is right. We can all have the right answers. But implicating them into our life is a whole another reality that involves the will.
And the will is about love.
IT is greater to love God than to know God. In love we become what we love.
Knowing what is right, loving what is right leads to doing what is right. It is always a matter of the will.
Each day we should pray to God for the grace and strength to love what is right.
John the baptist lost his head because he knew what was right and he loved what was right. His head rolled because of true love.
Knowing! loving! Doing!
We know but do we love?