"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded." --St. John Paul II
Wow, this quote of today's saint of the day hit me square in the face. My household is currently experiencing a plethora of excuses from certain little people, and while it can certainly be aggravating, I think I could use this reflection for myself.
What excuses do I make?
~~ I'm tired. ~~
~~ I have to do this right now. ~~
~~ I have no energy. ~~
~~ My mind isn't up to that task. ~~
~~ I have too much to do. ~~
All those excuses have one thing in common: They are all about ME.
Let's turn it around.
~~ Lord, give me the energy to carry out my day according to Your will. ~~
~~ Lord, is it time to take a break and say yes to something new? ~~
~~ Lord, help clear my mind. ~~
~~ Lord, is there something I need to give up in order to take on something You desire of me? ~~
This post is part of my 31 day blogging challenge: