Be doers of the word and not just hearers who only deceive themselves.  – Jas 1:22

Reflection. The desire to be coddled, to live without effort, goes back to infancy.  It is a natural tendency in all of us.  Those who habitually fall prey to escapism develop what psychiatrists call a passive-dependent personality.  It is probably the most common of all psychiatric disorders.  People with this disorder are so busy looking for love in all the wrong places that they have no energy left to love.

Prayer. Help me to know myself, O Lord.  Give me the courage to think of others and then to act on my good intentions.