NO MORE MISTAKES
When you make your decisions today,
are you going to do the legal thing, the right thing, or the
Most people always do the legal thing, usually do the right
thing, and sometimes do the loving thing. People who are alive
spiritually know that this is doing things backwards; you should
always do the loving thing. Usually the loving thing is both
legal and right, while the reverse often is not true.
If you choose to do the legal thing, you will be walking on thin
spiritual ice. A crafty lawyer can figure out a way for you to
do almost anything you want, irrespective of whether it's right
or wrong, and the question of whether it's loving is never
considered. If your sole criteria for making decisions is
whether it's within the letter of the law, right and wrong
become irrelevant, and you quickly get into spiritual
difficulty. Your spirit will wither and die as lawyers show you
how to walk the broad legal path that leads to spiritual
destruction. Remember, lawyers are not spiritual advisors, and
if you follow their advice, you do it at great peril to your
If you choose to do the right thing, you are still treading on
dangerous ground. Doing what you believe to be the right thing
can lead you onto the slippery slope of self-righteousness.
Saying that you are going to do the right thing has a good sound
and feel. What could be possible be wrong with doing the right
Problems arise because people have a different understand of
right and wrong. It's a big world with many competing belief
systems, and people who believe the are right are killing each
other every day. People who believe they are right end up
dividing the world into two groups of people. Everyone who
agrees with you is right, and everyone who disagrees is wrong.
The chances that you are always right is zero.
If you choose to do the loving thing, you will navigate
effortlessly through the moral universe. Doing the loving thing
is the way God means for us to live. Love is the power of God
at work in the world, and ultimately it's the world's only hope.
Choosing to do the loving thing is usually straightforward. You
don't need lawyers to parse the truth for you and tell you about
love. If you can't figure out what is the loving thing, you can
ask a five year child, and he or she will explain it to you.
If you always do the loving thing, your spirit will grow strong
in the power of God's love, and your mistakes will be few and
If you do the legal thing, few people will criticize you. If
you do the right thing, most people will applaud. If you do the
loving thing, God will say well done, and the world will be a
better place because you were here.
Excerpt from :
Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking : What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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