So, here’s the thing. I served in the Peace Corps in a community in Honduras with a population of about 3,000. There were three Peace Corps volunteers in our town and everyone knew everything we said and did. There was no electricity and, quite frankly, I think we were the town’s entertainment. It was an adjustment for me to make the transition from living in relative obscurity with lots of privacy to living such a public life often in the spotlight. I found myself making better decisions about my choices knowing full well that everything I did was seen and everything I said was heard. At the end of my two years in that town, one of my neighbors said to me, “You’re a Christian aren’t you?” I said, “Yes, I am.” She said, “We could tell by how you lived.” So, what if we tried to live that way all the time. What if we made decisions assuming everything we do is seen and everything we say is heard. I ask God for wisdom to make good choices every day and I thank God for grace when I fail.
Dear God, help us to remember that you see everything we do and hear everything we say. Help us to make choices that bring you joy and witness to your love. Amen