Today’s verse of the day is a continuation from yesterday’s. This morning in our Philippine Government and Constitution class, I was asked by our professor if I am in favor of illiterates having the right to suffrage. I knew that I was going to be called. She actually had asked us beforehand through our homework about the same question and I answered no. When I was answering this question for our homework, I was not really enthusiastic about doing it. I remembered thinking about the question but I never really reflected on it. My answer was too shallow. I reasoned out that illiterates are usually the ones who votes for the charismatic candidates who does not really have the ability to be a good leader. When it was asked again this morning, I suddenly thought, “Wow, I had known myself and saying no to their rights is not an option for me!” What kind of attitude had I portrayed?
Often everyday, we are quick to judge the people around us. Being compassionate was in my blood but what did I just do right there? I think that our attitudes change too when we sin a lot. Growing up is really difficult. The more you know, the more life gets complicated. And the more life gets complicated, the more we try to look for shortcuts. To change, one has to initiate the change. Do I want out on this kind of attitude? I do!
Lord, I ask of your grace and please strengthen not only me, but also the people who needed it the most and would benefit from it. Amen.