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A Life in the Law

June 21, 2012

As legal professionals, most of us have worked through lunch. Most, for that matter, have worked through dinner, even through the night. We know the after-hours cleaning staff by name, and bring our briefcases along on vacation.

We juggle priorities for a living; wrestle with adversaries; plead with judges and juries. We take calls at midnight; pace dim hallways; drive down rutted and forsaken roads. We meet clients in dingy diners and basement apartments; take depositions at bedside in nursing homes.

Most of us would be too embarrassed to admit that we share our clients’ pain. We simply do our best to represent them.

This is sacrificial living. To live sacrificially is to offer our lives wholly to God; to give God our love, will, reason, and bodies as borne out in daily practical service to others. In this – not money, prestige, or fame – lies the true glory of the profession.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1).

Lord God, You gave Your Son as the ultimate sacrifice. May our lives, too, be pleasing to You.

Give us strength when we falter. Guard us against growing hard of heart, that we may never grow weary of pursuing justice.

Amen

READERS CAN FIND MY VIEWS ON ABUSE AND ABUSE-RELATED ISSUES AT ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse  http://www.avoicereclaimed.com

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