Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalms 25:4-5,8-9,10,14; I Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36
ìI found the road to success no easy matter,î said a modern business executive to an interviewer …
ìI started out at the bottom,î he explained. ìI worked fourteen hours a day, I sweated, I fought, I maneuvered, I schemed, I took abuse. I did things others might not approve of. But I kept on climbing the ladder.
ìAnd now, of course, you are a success?î prompted the interviewer. ìNo, I wouldnít say that,î replied the business executive. ìJust quote me as saying, ëthat Iíve become expert at climbing ladders.íî
Another executive, C.E.O. of a large corporation decided to take stock of his life by participating in a week-long spiritual retreat. At the closing session, each of the retreatants was…