Slam Dunk Tomorrow
Life always meets intersections. Intersections cause actions, they demand response.
It is the wise who know the quality of the destination is not defined by the hardships of the path.
A Jesuit priest, Thomas Sherman (1856-1933) did not choose the path of least resistance, instead he chose chose the path of best destination:
I am frail—and the world is fleeting; but my soul is immortal—and God is eternal.
If I choose earthly pleasures—I shall reap nothing but vanity and dissatisfaction.
If I aim at mammon, the god of this world—then shall I resemble the rich fool, who, for earthly gain, sacrificed his immortal soul, and, in consequence, went to eternal perdition!
I will therefore now forsake that which I shall soon lose, so that I may embrace that which I shall always enjoy!
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living'. ~ Jim Elliot
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