Do not take thought for your persons or your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that the virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue come money and every other good of man, public as well as private… – Socrates
seek ye first the kingdom of god
Our first order of business is to tend to our soul. That which is most precious within us. We must seek virtue, truth, goodness, beauty and all that’s worth seeking. Often we have it the other way around. What do you seek?
then all that’s necessary will be given
I love the story that my wife often relates to others. A guy dies and convinces the heaven’s gatekeeper to let him carry in all the gold he’s collected over a lifetime. The gatekeeper can’t understand why this guy wants to do so. Once in, this guy is shocked to see that even the pavement in heaven is made with gold. All his life’s work really amounted to naught. Let’s make sure we don’t make the same mistake. Let’s focus on that which will have value beyond the grave. And that includes relationships at the forefront along with Truth, Beauty and Goodness.
Daily Affirmation: I am soul. Today I focus on that which is most meaningful.