How can we give our selves when we don’t know our selves?
Luke 22:14 – 23:56. The Crucifixion
Can we give up or sacrifice something we do not know nor own? The beauty and pain of sacrifice lies in the willful choice of another to give up something of value for another without expecting personal gain.
In a sense, for us to give our selves for others, I think it is imperative that we “know our authentic selves” so our sacrifice could be holistic. Thus, the full authenticity of a sacrifice requires the apprehension of one’s authentic self.
A CEO or a leader choosing to take significant pay cuts to improve overall employee pay may be seen as a form of sacrifice. A social entrepreneur reneging one’s negotiation leverage to prioritize fair pay may be seen as a form of sacrifice. But what makes these authentic sacrifices, from a personal perspective, is the full awareness of what they could have gained for themselves should they have pursued a different alternative.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 100: APRIL 10, 2022]