Wednesday, May 18, 2011
SOAP: Week 7 - Sirach
SOAP: Scripture verse, Observation, Application, and Prayer.
S - "Be not a lion at home, nor sly and suspicious at work. Let not your hand be open to receive and clenched when it is time to give." (Sirach 4: 30-31)
O - Opus Dei has a wonderful concept called 'Unity of Life.' This means we do not act one way at work and a different way at home. We apply Christ-centered love to all areas of our lives.
A - One should never just keep taking from someone without providing them a thank you or some kind of feedback to encourage their efforts to continue and improve their relationship. When one is too quiet, they become unapproachable and cause relationships to suffer. This is why it is so important to be giving in our communications with eachother unless, for safety reasons, silence is required.
P - I pray that good friendships can flourish through life-giving efforts in the way people communicate with eachother.