Monday Morning Reflections

5 Oct

Humankind is best ruled when the governing authority listens and adheres to the needs of the people.  A society is best ruled when the common good of all is sought out and put into practice.


Some food for thought prior to reading the quote below:

-What is life without consequences for our actions?

-What does it mean for governing authority to educate the people?  How is this accomplished?

-What does well ordered mean?  Why is order important?  Or is it?

-What happens when a ruler is undisciplined?  Are there consequences for the ruler or the people?  Why or why not?

-How does understanding aid in a well-functioning government?

-How does it happen that our success is in the Lord’s hands?



“A wise magistrate will educate his people,

and the rule of an understanding man will be well ordered.

Like the magistrate of the people, so are his officials;

and like the rule of the city, so are all its inhabitants.

An undisciplined king will ruin his people,

but a city will grow through the understanding of its rulers.

The government of the earth is in the hands of the Lord,

and over it he will raise up the right man for the time.

The success of a man is in the hands of the Lord, 

and he confers his honor upon the person of the scribe.”

-Sirach 10:1-5


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