TEACHING DELIVERED THROUGH
FRANCES MARIE KLUG
ON DECEMBER 29, 1982

"A DESIGN FOR LIVING SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A SOUND, FIRM, LOGICAL FOUNDATION"

DECEMBER 29, 1982

“A DESIGN FOR LIVING
SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE
A SOUND, FIRM, LOGICAL FOUNDATION”

“As you design the tightrope you walk in your daily life, what material have you put into this tightrope:  cotton thread?  a stringy wool?  cording?  hemp?  Will the tightrope last through the day without breakage?  Have you evenly coordinated the consistency of its content?  Have you chosen a material that will be strong enough to endure your mistakes of anger, your weaknesses, your selfishness, your needs, your compromises, your possessions, your possessiveness, your hopes, your dreams?

Remember that the tightrope each man walks each day consists of more than material matter.  It consists of one’s Faith in God, one’s desire to please God, one’s obedience to The Ten Commandments, one’s ability to reject temptation, one’s sound values, one’s sound standards, one’s habits, one’s example to others, one’s manner of speech, one’s self-care.  A multitude of things could be added to this list making up the tightrope of daily living.

It is good to think about each day as a day that will be successful, have more hope, but most times it is up to the individual to restrain emotions so that weakness will not show or cause disaster.  It is good and also necessary for one to be charitable, because in the act of charity one may be able to ward off temptation that would arise if things were different.

A tightrope is not something we think about in our daily living, but it is always there because at the end of the day, we must report to God in how we walked it, how we lived it, how strong we were against the odds, the weakness, the turmoil, the hurts, and we must also add to this, how we served Him in our example and in our Christian Faith as He intended it to be.

A tightrope in itself is difficult to walk.  It is always dangerous, but a tightrope that is made of strong fiber, sound character, perseverance in keeping it taut, straight, gives stability to its very existence, but do not forget there is flexibility in a tightrope, always because the flexibility, properly done, helps the one on the tightrope have more balance crossing it.”

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