Living the Way Canadian Mounties Do

In 1998 while  reading the book “Experiencing God” ( by Blackaby)  which I bought in Chicago I came across a topic citing the Canadian Mounties being trained on how to detect counterfeit money in  a rather  peculiar way. They are not being shown a fake one. Only the true and genuine money is being shown to them. They study very well everything about the real thing and only about the real thing!. This caught my attention! It brought me something to ponder  on.

May we not do the same with our outlook in life? Why don’t we focus on the good things instead? They make us feel good, don’t they? Life is beautiful! Of course, we cannot disregard that  bad things do exist but we can avoid our thoughts to dwell on them.

St Paul to the Philippians (4:8) he said,

For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.”

Mt Sinai revisited

God called Moses up Mount Sinai and gave him the Ten Commandments.

Most probably today, the tablet would be a “touch screen” and any one of the commandments may be easily searched by Google!!!(ha ha ha)

Anyway, God by His grace had blessed my wife Melba to see by  herself , reached the summit of Mt Sinai and came down obviously  happy and fulfilled…The trip to the Holy land was indeed a gift!

Today, perhaps, she may  want to say- ” It’s okay if one could not get there! There is a burning bush too right in one’s  backyard!

And the Ten Commandments? They are all written in everyone’s heart. We carry them everyday . So we sum up the Commands -Walk with  Lord at all times and relate  with the people around us.Life is for loving isn’t it?

Luke 10:27

“He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”