Our actions have consequences—and sometimes serious consequences—both now and for eternity. Some would argue that it is difficult to prove anything regarding eternal consequences. Obviously, the gift of faith certainly plays a key role in our thoughts about heaven, hell, and eternal life. To a person of no faith it would be a challenge to convince them of these eternal consequences. However, in the here and now, consequences of actions are very evident. We get glimpses into a variety of scenarios on a daily basis as we watch the evening news.
Reflect upon what runs through your mind as I offer this simple birthday greeting.
Happy 40th birthday to Monica Lewinsky!
What are your initial thoughts after reading that greeting? Take time to reflect upon it.
I don’t know what has happened in Monica’s life since she initially became a public figure. I hope she has found some semblance of ordinariness in day-to-day living after the huge amount of public exposure she experienced in the wake of the scandal that engulfed her life. I am sure it has been a difficult journey for her, but I sincerely hope that she has been able to overcome the obstacles put in place by previous circumstances.
Is there any of us who wouldn’t take back some decisions we have made in life if we were given the chance to do so? Let’s face it. We all have our shortcomings and failings, and none of us want to be judged based upon our worst moments in life. We look for acceptance, forgiveness and hope. Let’s remember to extend these same considerations to others when they experience less than stellar moments in their lives.
The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!