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MAKING DIFFICULT DECISIONS

President McKinley was having a difficult time making a decision between two qualified candidates for a key position in his cabinet. He labored long and hard knowing that his decision would affect the nation and the world.

One evening he boarded a crowded streetcar on his way home. After finding a seat he noticed one of the men he was considering for the position seated near the entrance. At the next stop, an elderly lady with a large cumbersome package struggled to get onboard.

The candidate for the position turned his eyes, pretending that he did not see the lady who was having a difficult time. He kept his seat while he looked out the window as though she did not exist. The president not only helped her with her package, but he also gave her his seat.

The next morning McKinley made his decision. The man’s lack of kindness eliminated him from further consideration, and the other man received the appointment.

God is aware of every decision we make and how we live because it reflects who we are and what is important to us. Paul said: “be kind, tenderhearted, and loving toward one another.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, make us aware of our decisions and deeds. What we do for and to and with others reflects our love for You. May our deeds always bless others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 

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