Read or proclaim?
Today, the second Sunday of Advent, i’m privileged to be the first Lector at 8:45 AM Mass.
Interesting, to me anyway, to realize it’s been six months since i’ve “done a reading”.
So, in two hours there’s the choice every Lector gets when they’re scheduled, to “do the reading” or proclaim God’s Holy Word.
You can see where this is going.
There’s that zealot raising his enthusiastic head again.
For the old me who wondered why, the answer is obvious:
Everyone is different and has their own reasons. Could be respect, conformity, fear, ego, rebellion, enthusiasm and so on. No end to the reasons.
But i like the way enthusiasm fits.
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David was a narcissist.
He did not go up against Goliath to die.
He must have been full of himself to think he was better at battle than Goliath.
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Defend your zealous gratitude with your life, yet be gentle with apathetic people.
Please allow humility to flourish.
An entrepreneur needs to be extremely confident and driven. An entrepreneur is borderline delusional. An entrepreneur is in charge. An entrepreneur may come across as self-absorbed.
This is ugliest part of having a crazy dream and being hellbent on seeing it through.
Please forgive anything that appears the antithesis of humility.
(photo: Store window between Apple Store and Mall entrance. Lots of eyes on each of us everyday.)
What is unnecessary kindness?
As adults, we are gifted with the opportunity to be role models every moment of every day.
We can deliver unnecessary kindness as often as we want.
Unnecessary kindness is kindness that if not delivered is not missed.
But we’re adults.
We have endless and daily time pressures, deadlines, responsibilities, etc.
But we can still be “on” all the time.
Maybe zealous, but it will never be considered being on auto-pilot. Ever.
An epiphany last night. Realizing that the way we handle major life milestones may be more important than the outcome itself.