6053. Life is a series of diversions to survive in the present. JG
When I was younger, I was regarded as T.A. Green's son to most adults. But anyone my age and meeting him would have considered him my dad. Now that he's gone, as are most people his age, I and my children have the same association as me and my dad. It's now up to me alone to set the standard by which I live and am judged.
This week I've seen two instances where this principle is in play. One is the President of the United States and the other is a local church pastor. Our President, regardless of what you think of him, has the bad mouth of a seasoned Queens, New York businessman. He may try to keep it clean for television, but when he opens his mouth, bad speech comes out. The highly regarded pastor was confronted by a girl from the past about his sexual impropriety as a teenager. Both of these men have positions of honor and are serving faithfully, but that doesn't stop the questions in spite of denial or justification. That reminds me of making excuses: don't do it as your enemies don't deserve it and your friends don't need it.
Help me, God, to live in a way that pleases You and leaves a trail for others to follow.
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