Sunday, March 1, 2009

Conduct in Public Life

Do no evil, and evil will not overtake you; avoid wickedness, and it will turn aside from you, Sow not in the furrows of injustice, lest you harvest it sevenfold. Seek not from the Lord authority, nor from the king a place of honor. Parade not your justice before the Lord, and before the king flaunt not your wisdom.
Seek not to become a judge if you have not strength to root out crime, Or you will show favor to the ruler and mar your integrity. Be guilty of no evil before the city's populace, nor disgrace yourself before the assembly.
Do not plot to repeat sin; not even for one will you go unpunished. Say not: : "He will appreciate my many gifts; the Most High will accept my offerings."
Be not impatient in prayers, and neglect not the giving of alms.
Laugh not at an embittered man; be mindful of him who exalts and humbles.
Plot no mischief against your brother, nor against your friend and companion.
Delight not in telling lie after lie, for it never results in good.
Thrust not yourself in deliberations of princes (yikes) and repeat not the words of your prayer. Hate not laborious tasks, nor farming, which was ordained by the Most High.
Do not esteem yourself better than your fellows; remember, his wrath will not delay. More and more, humble your pride; what awaits man is worms. (Sir 7:1-17)


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, Andrea! The more faithful Catholic blogs the better to affect the culture.

    And that is an awesome photo, too.

  2. Thanks, LarryD! Father, BLESS me, for I know not what I am doing!