Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6.19-21).
Faithfulness. Being true to my life’s purpose of continuing to become a person that I – with God and creation, all others and myself – may strive to dwell in peace (for such harmony always is a labor in progress and never an accomplished state of perfection).
Successfulness. Doing all I can to satisfy worldly measures of attainment that I can dwell in material comfort (for that is achievable) and, as a subsidiary benefit, stand in fair to better comparison (for such reflexive assessments we humans can and do make) with my peers.
Dare that I be honest, at least, with myself, which matters more to me most of the time?
Whatever my answer, faithfulness or successfulness is the focus and will be the fruit of my thinking and feeling, my intending (both conscious and unconscious) and acting.
© 2021 PRA
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