In almost eight years of jail ministry, I am often asked, “What kind of people do you meet in jail?” My response is usually, “I meet good people that have made some very bad choices!” In this quickcast, Tony talks about good people who just seem to always make bad choices.
As he continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met [him]. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” –Luke 17:11-19
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Reflection: Have you ever been haunted by the bad choices you have made? How can we make better choices in the future?
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