Acts of commitment and faithfulness

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The WORD in Other Words By Fr Jonathan Letada SVD (Philippines) for Saturday 10th Week in Ordinary Time

We always look up to those who live with integrity and praise them for being true to their words, when  they translate promises into concrete acts of commitment and faithfulness.

Oneday, a wealthy man found a business partner in a beggar to whom he offered 90% of the business profit. The beggar turned the business into an astounding successbut after sometime, he took credit for it and became remiss in giving the rich man his 10% share. One day, while trying to save a child from danger, he was run over by a speeding car. Paralyzed, he was back on the streets begging once more.  When the rich man heard this, he came to attend to the beggar who was puzzled for this underserved generosity. The rich man explained that he used to observe the beggar helping the elderly, giving his loved ones the best of what limited means he had. He was impressed with the beggar’s commitment.

May I invite you to consider in your personal reflections these thoughts on commitment from different personalities?

1. Without commitment, we cannot have depth in anything, whether it is relationship, a business or a hobby. (Neil Strauss)

2. Commitment is a big part of who we are and what we believe. How committed are you to winning, to being a good friend,to being trustworthy, successful? How committed are you to being a good father, teammate,  role model? Look in the mirror: am I committed or not? (Lebron James)

3. There is a difference between interest and commitment. When we are interested in doing something, we do it only when it is convenient. When we are committed to something, we accept no excuses, only results. (Kenneth Blanchard)

Source – Bible Diary 2020

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