And while “doing Good” is something we all can easily agree to, it comes at a higher cost than the first.
It begins with recognition that in order to do good, we must know right from wrong.
“You owe your conscience to God;
to one another you owe nothing but mutual love..”
(Letters of St. Augustine)
It’s the natural follow up to:
“But I say to you that listen,
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” (Luke 6:27-28)
The trouble starts when we actually start measuring our life against our hopes and dreams to “do good.”
And of course, we have all the excuses as well:
“It’s impossible to do good all the time!”
“I don’t know if what I’m doing is really right or not.”
“What if I do good and people abuse and/or misuse my gift?”
“I don’t like being called a ‘do-gooder.’
“I have too much on my plate already.”
However, we’re in luck. What’s impossible to us is possible with God.