Think and Do

 

I seem to recall a red work book from grade school called “Think and Do.”  It must have had problems, math or otherwise, designed to encourage thinking and then encouraging us to offer a solution.

The Collect of the Day (Prayer of the Day) this is a think and do prayer:

O God, the giver of all that is good, by your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

God began giving good with the call into the blackness of space, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.”  So it went through those six days when good was the order of the day in the separation of the waters, the sprouting of vegetation, the creation of shining bodies populating space, swarming things and flying things, to say mothering of things that swim.  Land creatures reproducing after their own kind.  It was all good, as was human beings to manage the earth.  Good was the creation of the woman to replace the “not good” of the loneness of the man.  No wonder James writes: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”  (James 1:17)

Following that opening acclamation of God’s goodness, we pray that through his most perfect gift, Jesus Christ, we also would be inspired and guided to think rightly and to bring those God-given thoughts to the point of accomplishment.  The great thing is that we have the Giver of all good to mercifully guide and inspire us to emulate our own Creator and Savior in our daily life this week.

 

 

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