The kitchen: The family was asleep. Her smarting eyes strained to focus on the computer screen. Page after page, the report had slowly, painstakingly, but eventually been compiled. All she needed to do now was to tidy up the formatting and give it a good edit. She hit the ‘save’ icon and tiptoed into the kitchen. Without switching on the main light, she opened the refrigerator door. Illuminated by the fridge light, her hand hovered over the grapes but then moved to the hazelnut chocolate bar. Just one piece ... or two … or ten … would give her the sugar hit she needed to finish this job well. She could replace the block before anybody would notice. Never mind that she counted calories by day. This was night.
The workplace: The boss had left early and there were no clients. Pushing back her chair, she stretched, yawned, and got to her feet. Tidying the magazines on the table where clients waited, she found what she was after - a Samurai Sudoku. What was better, it was as yet unmarked. With a furtive glance over her shoulder to check that nobody was about to walk in the door, she folded the magazine back and tiptoed to the photocopier. It was only one sheet of paper and a little ink. Nobody would care. She had intended to take the puzzle home, but in fact, she could still answer the telephone and watch the door while filling in a few numbers.
The gym: Nobody was making her work out. And it wasn’t like she wasn’t exercising at all. Anybody can lose count occasionally, she thought as she did her prescribed sit-ups. 5-6-7-9-13-17-20. With a quick scan about to make sure that no one was paying particular attention to her regimen, she clambered to her feet and moved to the cross-trainer. Three minutes instead of five on each piece of equipment and she’d get home early.
Conversations: She hadn’t intended to run her friend down when telling other people about the ridiculous choices the silly girl had made. It wasn’t like she’d lied. Okay, perhaps she’d exaggerated just the tiniest little bit – and maybe there was a detail here and there mis-remembered. But the story wasn’t as funny otherwise. Nor did she, the wise one, come out looking quite so sophisticated and competent as if she stuck to the absolute literal truth.
But what if Someone were watching?
Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)and find out what pleases the Lord."
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