Seeking the philosopher’s stone
Harry Potter gaining the philosopher’s stone not because he selfishly desired eternal life (unlike Voldemort) but because he selflessly sought to protect it is an important lesson about seeking “heaven”. Do we seek heaven because we yearn for eternal pleasure? Doesn’t that mindset scream selfishness?
Perhaps seeking heaven is a beautiful paradox: those who crave it for pleasure’s sake may not deserve it, but for those who seek it not to uplift one’s self but others is the one who may deserve it the most.
Luke 24:46-53. The Ascension
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 149: MAY 29, 2022]