Even when it feels unpleasant, we are called to go above the bare minimum
I’ve been reflecting about what separates greed and flourishing. Although these pertain to a pursuit of “more”, they can be contextualized differently.
Greed is when we lust to accumulate things and experiences that make us feel good without consideration of how we might deprive others.
Flourishing can transpire when we commit to virtues and going above the bare minimum even when it does not feel good in the short term.
Greed can be characterized by disgusting excess – like overeating in a buffet until we vomit. On the other hand, flourishing can be characterized by sufficiency and fulfillment – like sharing food, moments, and piece of ourselves during a meaningful feast.
Matthew 5:43-48. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-063: MARCH 4, 2023]