You knew did you…? In most cases, we can either respond to the environment around us, which isn’t always healthy or we can respond to the spirit of God’s faithfulness within us. Pascal’s Wager suggests that regardless of what we believe about God’s existence, it makes sense to live a life as if God does exist. If in death we find that God and the after life does exist, then we benefit in both physical and spiritual realms. A servant makes the presumption about the authority over her and out of fear makes the wrong decision about her own responsibility. As a result, she loses her life. Lord God, help us to see what looks like “rain” in our environment as showers for new growth and let our fears be wake-up calls to not give in to our pre-judgments, prejudices and scapegoating.