When Competition Gets You Down

Watching the Olympics? Ever get the feeling of “all that could have been?” That you never reached the “GOAL” that your talents and insights had inspired? Fear not! Life is not a game or a race or a competition. Find comfort in Psalm 103: “It is God who heals every one of your ills, who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love and compassion, who fills your life with good things, renewing your youth like an eagle’s.” Let today be “enough to be good,” to enjoy being alive! Bless the Olympic champions knowing that God champions your well-being today and that the only real goal is LOVE — Love of Self, Love of God and Neighbor. Pray that insecurities do not diminish the soul for those who do not gain gold, silver or bronze, nor suffering conquer HOPE today. God bless!

PS: Note this similar theme is behind Jesus’ parable in Matthew’s Gospel (Reading for Today in the Church’s Liturgy): Matthew 20: 1-16

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