In one of his writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson asks, “How do you measure success?” In his answer, he lists the following traits:
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a redeemed
ocial condition or a job well done.
Not many people I have known would find that formula offensive. After all, who would argue that the ability to appreciate beauty and to find the best in others and to do a good job and to help improve social conditions are not good measures of success? Yes, Emerson’s formula for success is good – – as far as it goes. But, in today’s Gospel Lesson,…
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