This is one of my business module I take this semester, management decision tools. In business and in fact in anything that we do in this life require us to make decision. Whether it is routine or any urgent and important decision. The decisions we make everyday determine our life, where we will go, what we will do. Whether we realise it or not, our decision reflect about our self. It reflect about of mind, and the way we think and perceive. And everything about a person will start from his or her mind.

Most of the time when me decide upon some choices we consider several things, what is our benefit of taking this choice? Is there any consequences or disadvantage? I heard a very good reflection of our spiritual director, Fr Jivan about yesterday’s reading taken from Mark 3:1-6. It is about Jesus decide to heal sick people on Sabbath day, and the Pharisees decide to plan a plot against Jesus. There are two different decisions we can see here, and the decisions are made from two different considerations.

First is about Jesus decision, He decide to heal the sick person. Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”He stretched it out and his hand was restored ( Mark 3:5). He heal him because of the truth that this person need Jesus healing, and how could He ignore him? But during Sabbath day people are not allowed to work, because they have to go to synagogue to pray. Basically this is one of the ten commandment to make the Sabbath day as holy, to worship God. So the consequences of Jesus healed the man is he was seen as breaking the law and the punishment is stoning to death. Did Jesus know about this? Of course and what He did is to keep following the truth, which is to heal the person.

Second is about the Pharisees, how did they react? Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent( Mark 3:4). On the other hand they made a different decision, but actually they know about the truth. They don’t have the courage to answer, because they know the consequence. They are afraid loosing their position, status, and their life.

I asked my self, have I followed Jesus’s way on making decision? Based on the truth or on the other hand, I think too much about my self and I am also afraid of the consequences?
What is the truth anyway? This is just my belief that the truth lies in our conscience, and mind. We know it like the pharisees, but the question is do we have courage to make a good decision based on the truth?

Try to ask your self, how do I make decision in my life?