GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Kerry and I went to see the newly-released film "Same Kind of Different as Me" last week.
It's a true story about having it all...sort of. And losing it...kinda. And recapturing it. The two main concepts are these:
-What do you think is the most important part of your life?
-What do you think is the most important legacy you leave behind?
Without spoiling too much, you can imagine that people and kindness figure prominently in the answers to both. #treatothersasyouwishtobetreated #dontjudge
In one scene, the main character is gazing sadly upon an artwork he gave to his friend for free years earlier; they chat about how valuable it is. The friend asks Ron, our main character and the author of the book/movie, why he is looking at it the painting so unhappily.
"What's wrong? Are you sad you gave it to me or isn't it really worth a million dollars?" the pal chuckles.
Ron replies, "No, I'm happy you have it and it's absolutely valuable. It's just that I'm not sure what a million dollars is worth these days."
He's not talking about inflation. He's describing the difference between material worth and a truly prized possession, such as commitment, dedciation, friendship, understanding or unconditional love.
Go see the movie and you'll understand.
Better still, just take a close look at your significant other, children, siblings, nieces, nephews, friends and/or other family members --- and realize that you're already richer than you ever knew you could be, Capsice?
Mt 5:3 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me." He replied to him, "Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?" Then he said to the crowd, "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions...Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God."