April 8

 

Reflection

Our media is so filled with words that bend the facts and political figures who “misspeak” that society has become numbed for lack of truth. Words come to life within a person. Who we are speaks louder than what we say. It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long term convictions. As people of integrity, we need not hide behind safe words. We are called not only to share the truth of the gospel but also to share it in our very selves.

Prayer

May I speak the truth in love.

Action

Am I afraid to speak what I truly believe? Do my words allow others to understand my beliefs and aspirations? Where do I share my very self?

Suggested Reading

We were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well.
I Thessalonians 2:7b-9

I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Stephen Covey

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
Lucretia Mott

If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Anonymous

 

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