'We must cut our coat according to our cloth and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances.' ~W.R. Inge
Most homes have a thermometer and a thermostat. What is the difference between the two? A thermometer merely tells what the temperature is in a particular room. If you move it from a cold room to a warm room, it will rise and change to register what that temperature may be. It always adjusts to its environment. The thermostat is different because it adjusts the room temperature. If you want a fixed temperature to save on high energy bills the thermostat is your friend. It will regulate the heating at whatever temperature you want. In life we are either a thermostat or a thermometer. We can either blend in with the crowd (thermometer) or we can make a difference (thermostat). In our Gospels Jesus calls us to become thermostats. Instead of going with everything and anything we are instead called to be people with conviction, self belief, a sense of pride and that we have something genuine to offer. Like a thermostat we can and do make a difference. Unlike a thermometer that can be all over the place and unsure of where to go next, we can like a thermostat find a balance in our lives that's good, healthy and important. Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?
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