Monday; February 5

Which would you rather have:  an opulent feast served on fine china in an elegant restaurant with a bunch of people we don’t like or a hot dog at a sweltering hot baseball game with some of our closest friends?  I am sure that there would be those who would choose Option #1, but many of the people I know would opt for the lighter fare and the better company.   Sure, it can be good to have nice things, but when it comes down to it, a lot of us are willing to sacrifice style for substance.
Have we given much thought to what is important to our lives?  Too often, we tend to get our priorities mixed up.  We work too hard for too long for too little.  Sure, we might make a lot of money, but is it worth the health, family and experiences we sacrifice?  We may be driven to succeed – but at what expense?  How many “successful” people die alone or with the regrets of a lifetime of vanity?  It is easy to invest our energy chasing something that always seems to be one step ahead of us and, in all reality, it is probably nothing more than an illusion anyway.
Years ago, a wise man noted, “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1)  Are our priorities where they should be?  Let’s remember that we only get to live this life once – let’s make sure we make the most of it!
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