September 27

 

Reflection

He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘but afterwards changed his mind and went.
Matthew 21:28-32

We all have our afterwards times. Impulsively, we respond to a request or a situation based in our feelings and not in adequate thought. Afterwards comes regret and a sense of responsibility. We are sorry and we do what was asked. In our human interactions, if things go well, it brings reconciliation and acceptance. In the spiritual life, we find our own wholeness and healing.

Prayer

Have in you the same attitude
that is also in Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 1:1-5 

Action

Try not to respond s impetuously.  Take time to think things through. Seek reconciliation when things go wrong.

Suggested Reading

A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’
He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father’s will?”
They answered, “The first.”
Matthew 21:28-32

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 Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven’t done.
Chad Michael Murray

I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts – you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right?
D.D. Barant

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
Lex Luger

If you don’t learn from your mistakes, then they become regrets.
John Cena

There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.
Sabaa Tahir

There’s no wrong time to make the right decision.
Dalton McGuinty

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
Phil McGraw

Reconciliation is a decision that you take in your heart.
Ingrid Betancourt

Sometimes I wish life was written pencil so we could erase it and write it all over again.
Thisuri Wanniarachchi

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