By Beryl Baterina
|The Eve of the Deluge by John Martin (Wikimedia Commons)|
"So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin."
The passage from the letter of Saint James tells us that it is not correct to state our future doings making it like we are in control of what will happen to us. It shows arrogance and depicts evil. Knowing that it is evil and still doing it makes us sinners.
We all started from zero when we were born. We knew nothing and we were educated through family, friends, schools, and other experiences. When we were younger, adults decided for our well-being. As we grow older, we begin to learn to decide for ourselves. We are able to choose things which we think are good for us. We have this "to do" list for our lives. We have lots of plans for our future. But do we include God in it?
Sometimes (or most of the time) we neglect to remember that there is God who has control to what can happen to us. When we want to do something in the future, like go shopping, we must say, "We will go shopping on Friday, God willing." It is a sign that we acknowledge our God and not rely on our own as if we are already sure that we will go shopping on Friday.
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