Think and Act

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity (Publilius Syrus, 1st century BC, Latin writer)

Does this sound counterintuitive to you? We are often encouraged to think before we act, to give a project careful thought before launching out. Maybe Syrus is warning against “over-think.” We can waste a lot of time trying to consider all the possibilities of a particular venture, losing the opportunity that is there to take. Think, yes, but act on what you’ve already discovered.

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. (Galatians 6:10)