Gaining & Losing

When was the last time you took time out of your busy life to reflect on life, love, your faith, your relationships and just breathe. In a world where we are all striving to achieve so-called success, earn more money and buy more things, it’s good to be reminded to take care of our relationships with others and embrace good old fashioned values such as honesty, loyalty, respect, trust & forgiveness. Love conquers all.

Here is an excerpt from the weekly Resurrection Parish bulletin that has become an essential read every Sunday morning in order to keep me grounded and balanced.

There is a way of losing by gaining.
You can win an argument but lose a friend.
Through competition and promotion
I may advance in my profession,
but in terms of relationships I am impoverished.
My energies are so focused on efficiency and success
that I haven’t time to grow emotionally
and to develop my capacity for relationships.
In one’s drive to attain power,
a person may sacrifice friendship and loyalty,
so much so that one ends up alone.
Lord, let me never forget your haunting words;
‘What good will it do to gain the whole world
if you lose your soul?’

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