Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

 

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in his brother’s way. – Romans 14:13

During Lent we are more attentive to the little things that make a difference. We are conscious of not judging or throwing stones, but during Lent we become more aware and careful when speaking. Our expressions of impatience, prevent others from taking something in patiently. A small disappointment, nagging pain, or even this year’s weather depresses us, and our look or tone hinders others from maintaining a cheerful spirit. When we say something unkind, we prevent our neighbors from being charitable.

We also become more aware that we can become a “stumbling-block” without word or act. Our feelings, our body language, our  facial expressions are more infectious than wrong doing. Thus concentrate on those little subtle words and expressions that may indeed hinder or block our neighbor’s way to God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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