Scripture for the day is Proverbs 29:4,12

By justice a king gives stability to the land,
    but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it.

If a ruler listens to falsehood,
    all his officials will be wicked.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, there are so many forms that a bribe can take! Don’t let me defer to those with wealth and power, even in subtle ways. Let me remember your Son, who left the wealthiest neighborhood in the universe, to live with us, the powerless and poor. Amen.