In today’s first reading, Paul laments that “I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.” Those words cut to the core of all of us, do they not? In a way, though, it’s easy for us to rationalize our failures. Aren’t we just human? Why should we beat ourselves up when we fall short?
Beat ourselves up? No. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t called to account for what we do. And what we are called to do is the good. So let’s you and I do the good. Now. Today. Tomorrow. And every day. Let’s do the good we want to do. Smile more, forgive more, help more, love more.
Just do it.