Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Substance To Making Good Decisions

Decisions normally set in when we are faced with choices. Whenever we are handed an array of choices, we can be sure that some elements of fairness are embodied with it - for instance, the Freedom of Choice when options are available. As a matter of fact, our decisions follow when we have weighed the choices at hand. Freedom of Choice although has been abused every now and then by mankind, it still remains a freedom that nature has installed for all.

Whatever our decisions may be, they would be nothing unless we find the Substance to arriving at them - the Substance to our Decision Making.

The following are some favorite quotes from some famous Statesmen from around the world when they addressed the subject of ‘Faith’:

Henry Mencken :“Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”

Nachman of Bratslav: “Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words.”

Martin Luther King Jr.: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Saint Augustine: “Unless you believe, you will not understand.”

Saint Augustine: “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

Mark Twain: “Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.”

Leo Tolstoy: “Until you do what you believe in, how do you know whether you believe in it or not?”

Without divulging further, I honestly believe that what a person need, in order to be ' so sure’ of one’s beliefs is ‘Faith’ and nothing less. True Faith, comes from hearing and hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Actually ‘the truth’ is not ‘in the search itself’. As a matter of fact, the truth is the GIFT of God to mankind, and that GIFT is Christ Jesus. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. The GIFT is the reason for all the festivities around the whole world at this time of the year.

Again, when people give and share during this time of the year which is Christmas, they are actually trying to emulate God when He gave His greatest GIFT, which is, Christ Jesus, to mankind - for God is a Giver. One wise man once put it this way “Christmas is not about gifts, it is about the GIFT, which is Christ Jesus”.

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