Monday, January 17, 2011

A Prayer for Monday, January 17, 2011

“By Another Road”

We’re all heading somewhere—and maybe there is more than one somewhere that would be appropriate for each individual—in these lives of ours and, truth be told, there are probably many different roads that will get us there.

The thing is that we have no way of knowing what lies down a particular road; it stands to reason that, life being what life is, no road is without its dangers and rewards and promises and disappointments.

That doesn’t mean, though, that we should be careless about which road we choose; indeed, we should follow the best light we have and choose the best road that we can. After all, not all roads are equal; after all, some roads are better than others.

Lord, help us to follow the guidance that you make available to us, be it through thoughts, through dreams, through Scripture, through your Spirit, through friends, or through other means.

May the roads that we choose be ones that will lead us to do no harm to others but that will lead us rather to do good to others. May the roads we choose not only get us to where we are headed but get us there along the path that will enable us to be the most productive—to do the most good for you and for others—that we can be.


“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road” (Matthew 2:12).

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