Monday, October 19, 2009

Daily Digest #355

The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious. —Ecclesiastes 10:12

I was tempted to send an anonymous letter to the dean last week. We were just annoyed at how the prof was handling the class, treating us like college freshmen instead of professionals. But last week, there was less yelling and more smiling so we all got to relax in class (maybe too relaxed, as most of us got really sleepy). We figured maybe he had personal issues we didn't know about, so we can only do our utmost to finish the course. I also realized how he's assigned basic stuff on the foundations of education... I guess we just overreacted because our previous professors were very considerate and fun.

We're all busy individuals, each with our own concerns, and we fret at every inconvenience we experience in our lives. The reflection has taught me to lengthen my patience, and to see the brighter side of the situation -- which is the opportunity to learn more, not just about the course, but also about myself.

For this, let us pray.... Lord, thank You for the everyday opportunity to show Your love in our lives. Thank You for allowing us to experience Your grace even in the most unexpected places, and Your love even from the most unlikely people. Lord, please tame our tongues. We ask for forgiveness for the times when we choose our will over Yours. We ask for guidance, that we may follow your path at all times, and learn to be slow to anger. We ask these in Jesus' name. Amen.

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