"I guide you in the way of wisdom and
lead you along straight (upright) paths”(Proverbs 4:11).
One day Saint Francis and his sidekick Brother Masseo
were itinerating through the Italian countryside looking for a place to preach.
They came to a fork in the road, one path leading to Florence, one to Siena.
"Which way shall we go?" Masseo asked. "The one that God
wills," answered St Francis.
"And how are we to know the will of God?"
Masseo replied, whereupon, Francis had Masseo spin around until he got dizzy
and fell down. When he got up he was facing Siena. "That's the way,"
When they got to Siena they had no opportunity to
preach, but did succeed in reconciling two warring clans and bringing peace to
the region. Having finished their work they traveled on.
What's my point? Well, most of our choices throughout
the day are willy–nilly. Will we wear this or that? Do we turn left or right? Yet
Wisdom is always directing our steps. Certainly we should ask for God's counsel
through the day, but, I must say for myself, I forget.
So then, it's up to God to get us to the right place at
the right time-to do whatever it is he wants us to do.
Anyway... Who am I to think I can discern the right way?
No, my business is to walk with God throughout the day and enjoy his love.
He'll take it from there.
Carolyn says God's will is not so much the right way as
the upright way. I think she's got