The first thing we ever receive and that without cost to us is life. And maybe that’s why a life that is self-centered instead of self-with-others feels ironically empty, like overeating.
The stomach is beyond full and the palate is beyond tickled; yet at that moment, all we want is to vomit.
Thus, living a full life is more about finding someone or something to dedicate our lives to. That moment when we are most ready to give our lives for others is also the moment when we can say that our life is worth it.
Maybe YOLO should not be thought as a reckless and selfish embrace of pleasures. Rather, it is about an uncontainable excitement, borne out of discernment, that we have a life worthy of being given for another.
Matthew 10:7-13. Without cost you have received, without cost you are to give.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 162: JUNE 11, 2022]
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