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October 22

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Every day we make innumerable decisions some by habit; others which require more deliberate thought.  Some have more significant consequences than others. We enjoy the freedom of making our own decisions. There are many people who are not free to make decisions about their existence.  Some are prisoners, some are in relationships that curtail freedom, some are limited by age and some have debilitating illnesses. How fortunate we are to be able to choose freely.  With this comes the responsibility to make choices guided by wisdom and  integrity, rooted in principle, and conscious of the common good.


Holy Spirit, create in us a compassionate heart and a new vision.


Try to understand and have patience when relating to those whose choices are limited. Exercise your freedom with responsibility rooted in facts and experience.  What choices do you make that affect the common good?

Suggested Reading

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”
 John 21:15-19

A true hero is not someone who thinks about doing what is right, but one that simply does what is right without thinking!
Kevin Heath

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Roy Disney

Life is the sum of all your choices.
Albert Camus

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
Keri Russell

Choices are the hinges of destiny.
Edwin Markham

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose
Thornton Wilder

Openness, respect, integrity – these are principles that need to underpin pretty much every other decision that you make.
 Justin Trudeau

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
Author Unknown