September 10 – reveal or withhold

reveal or withhold
opportunities, dangers
inherent, each thought

Primum non nocere, or, ‘first, do no harm‘.

Says the Hippocratic Oath repeated by graduates of Medical Schools on their way to becoming Doctors and healers.

My wife and I did a verbal yellow pad list the other night.

We tried to list all the things on ‘our radar’ and possible actions and reactions.

Each item seemed to have several options.

Each option had its own list of negative results.

Rather than ‘do no harm’, options seemed to come down to what would ‘do less harm’.

This is the path the going nuts or at least depression.


GOOD GRIEF, who wouldn’t be depressed.

It is like playing checkers and the other side gets to make 4 moves a turn.

No matter what move is made, its the wrong move.

We gave it up and reminded each other of the verse in the Bible that says, “So don’t worry about tomorrow.”

Not for one second am I saying I will ignore the problems presented.

I look to face the problems, to the reveal the issues, in each day, with confidence.

Accept the dangers and embrace the opportunities.

In some way, covering my eyes with my hands.

But, peeking through my fingers all the same.

So don’t worry. Don’t say, ‘What will we eat?’ Or, ‘What will we drink?’ Or, ‘What will we wear?’ People who are ungodly run after all those things. Your Father who is in heaven knows that you need them. But put God’s kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all those things will also be given to you. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:31-34 (NIRV)

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