Capsule for the Day
We are at our best, when all we care about is to do our best or become our best without worrying about who takes the credit, who is praised or acknowledged. But it is hard work to get to this point in life. However, in life, it is the best place to be. It's so refreshing to be free of such worries.
Beside the freedom, it is also healthy to focus on becoming the best and doing the best than craving for the credits. For the craving for honour many a time distracts us from our goals. It tends to makes us victims of our pursuit; or, better put, it enslaves us to our ambition, our disordered desires...
God didn't create us to be slaves or victims. He created us to share in His Life and to let His Life flow through us, so that with Him, we can overcome our ill-cravings, and seek Him who is the Good. Theologically, this is Holiness... and this is our calling... letting God take the credit.
Fr. Francis Afu