Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Practice What You Preach

I have long since come to believe that people never
mean half of what they say, and that it is best
to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.

Servant of God Dorothy Day

As I reflected on this quote by Dorothy Day, I found myself evaluating my own action. Do I practice what I preach? When I say I will do something do I complete it or do I make excuses for not completing what I started.

How often do I say I will do something, asking someone to rely on me, and then change my mind when a better opportunity comes along?

Happily I find that there have been few times when I have backed out of a commitment. That is not to say that I did not wish I could have called and said I changed my mind. I credit my parents for this. They taught me that reliability is a quality that one should be grateful for and one that I should treasure and strive to maintain.

I can be trusted to do as I say. I think that there are times in my Road to Providence that I would have gladly let someone else take my place. But as I look back I can see that the God of Providence put me on this road. I think the detours were lessons in perseverance and maturity. Along this road I still wander, taking side trips, often not a trip I was meant to take. But when I return to the correct path The Guide is there to lead me on.

Thanks be to God!


  1. happy to fine this page, I will make it my prayer page to listen while I pray, great, God bless. if anyone read this I would like to pray for my daughter Pamela Mercado 42yr old, am in pain for her, she always looking for an argument, each time I try to meet and have a good time we start great as time goes on she start lashing ugly to me and arguments breack out I don't know what more to do, It's been such a long time since we have'nt leave close by, she live a live with friends of her kind spend all her money, now she came to me for help and as I am hear to help her am being hurting each time, please pray for her, new job that she can take care of herself and not to be so angry each time I see her, she always bringing the pass and she put more than what it was, she is visiting a church she love the LORD, I pray that our LORD Jesus Christ, answer this prayer, for changes in her Sincerely.jenny

  2. as I was reading Jenny's letter and prayer for her daughter Pamela. little did I know that at the third paragraph it was my am surfing on line I decided to go to this page. just to listen to the music it makes me relaz; since the very first time I listen to it I keep it in mind had it safe by my computer. GOD HAS A WAY OF SAYING I HEAR EVERYTHING YOU SAY I KNOW YOUR DAUGHTER"S PAIN AND YOUR. please keep praying for my daughter Jenny


This has become a new adventure. One in which I will try to express my journey with providence.