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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Here's how to be the best at everything you do in life... and also how to get to Heaven

If you want to be a better person....

If you want to be the best person you can be.... If you want to be the best RT you can be... I you want to be seen by others in a positive light... If you want to give yourself the best chance of being observed by the bosses, and the best chance of moving up the latter... and if you want to get to Heaven, there are basically 2 things you need to do:
  1. Love God with all your mind, heart and soul
  2. Love your neighbor with all your mind heart and soul.
Basically, you can take every self help book ever made and you sum it down to these two things. You can even consider the 10 commandments, and they are all basically these two things. Don't kill, don't lie, don't covet thy neighbor's wife, don't covet thy neighbor's property, and the rest all tie into love thy neighbor.

So now we must define love. What is love?

Love is not an emotion or a feeling. Love is a choice. You have to choose to make sacrifices to put other people before yourself.

Examples of this include:

1. So you know breathing treatments are useless, yet you don't go wining to the doctor who wrote an order for pneumonia that he is an idiot. You treat him with love and respect.

2. So you and your wife go to a baseball game and it's 90 degrees. It's the best game you've ever watched, and you want to stay. Yet your wife wants to leave in the 5th inning. So you sacrifice the game to make your wife happy. You choose your wife over your game.

3. It's 90 degrees out and you want to sit inside in the air conditioning, yet in order to put food on the table you decide not to purchase air conditioning. You are frugal for love of your family. You choose your family over things.

4. It's 90 degrees out and you want to blog or gossip online, yet your son wants to play catch with you. Even though you're sweating your butt off, you play catch with a smile on your face.

Or, as I write here, it's important you keep your priorities in the right order.

If you love God and other people before all else, you should have to make no further effort at improving your image, the way people view you historically (note to politicians), and your ability to view your own life as a success.

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*Holly* said...

Good post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jesus said to him,"I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Me."- John 14:6. Although loving God and your neighbor are the most important truths of Christianity, that alone will not get you into Heaven. Romans 3:23 says "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". It is through Christ that we have forgiveness of our sins. Without Christ as Lord, one cannot enter Heaven.