There was a time when the letters “WWJD” were very popular. Of course, those letters stood for “What Would Jesus Do?” I had a shirt that had those letter on it, and I once wore it to a church meeting in which a number of us were sitting around a table. The man across from me kept looking at my shirt. Finally, during break time, he came up to me and said that he had noticed those letters on my shirt. He continued by saying, “I know that the ‘WW’ stands for Wisconsin Women, but I don’t know what the JD stands for. Please tell me.” He was very embarrassed as I told him that those letters stand for, “What would Jesus do?”

Those are words we will want to ask ourselves whenever we must make a decision — whether it be a big, important decision, or a smaller decision. We will want to do that which Jesus would have us to do.

I am reminded of those three-legged bag races we used to have at church picnics. The secret to winning was to choose the right partner. It was important that the partners be about the same size with legs the same length. If not, we could quickly come tumbling down.

In the same way, we will want to have Jesus as our partner, for he is the one who can give us the right kind of guidance and help for our lives. He is the one who will help us to win the race of life. In whatever we do, we will want to ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?”

Carol Hermann has served the Columbus Presbyterian Church since September of 2002. She was ordained in 1987 and has been serving as a minister since then. She has five children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons.