Friday, December 9, 2016
Check out this vlog post; good food for thought:
Ascension Presents (Father Mike): The Cure for Entitlement
Whatever we have, was given to us.
For those of you who just thought, "Hang on--not X. Hey, I earned X; I worked hard for X!" consider whether you "earned" the capacities to do that hard work. Did you "earn" your functioning body and brain, the working hands, bodily strength, and/or cognitive abilities that allow you to even do that work in the first place? It's worth taking a moment to ponder that whatever gifts you have that allowed you to be able to work hard to earn X, were indeed gifts--not everyone has those. Not everyone has a working body, or a working brain. Not everyone even has hands, or feet, or functioning eyes, ears, or whatever else you need to do that work. Those things were given to you--not to everyone; not to just anyone--and they were GIVEN to you--not earned. You do not "deserve" those things, any more than someone who was born without them. They are gifts. Celebrate that, give thanks for that--and share them.