Scripture for the day is Proverbs 9:7-9

Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse;
    whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt.
A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you;
    the wise, when rebuked, will love you.
Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, when things go wrong – or when I do wrong – help me to drop all my defenses, my blame shifting, and my self-justifications. These are the tools of fools. Like a soldier let me say to you, “No excuse, sir!” and learn what I should learn. Help me start with what happened yesterday. Amen.