Saturday, 6 October 2012

How important are you? Really?


How important are you? Really?

Who are you exactly?

Wife? Husband? Parent? Daughter? Son? Sister? Brother? Friend?

Married? Single? Divorced? Widowed?

What do you do in life?

Home-maker? Home-schooling? Self-employed? Employee?

Lawyer? Doctor? Mechanic? Carpenter ... ... ...

How many people rely on you in life?

Your spouse and children? Elderly parents and siblings? Colleagues at work? Neighbours and friends?

What do you do for them in life? Nurture your family who rely on you as your dependents? Help your parents with chores they can no longer do for themselves? Or be there for them as their health fails them? Be there for your family, siblings, colleagues and friends when they need you?

Perhaps you also help an elderly neighbour with the shopping, or gardening or other chores. Or you may visit people in hospital or in prison or provide food and clothing for the down-and-out in the streets?

Maybe you help in church with the cleaning, writing the newsletter, playing the organ or a member of the choir? Or be more active on the Parish Council or whatever else is needed to be done in church.

You know ... even the dog and cat rely on you for food and shelter!

Just think for a moment how many people rely on you and whose life you have touched by just being here right now. And how their lives would be affected if you were no longer here.

How important are you?

Very important, I should say. A VIP no less.

Think of that next time you pray. And ask God to look after YOU.

Not for your sake; but for the sake of all others who rely on you.

God bless.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely thought, Victor. God bless you.

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  2. Thanx Barb.

    God bless you, important one.

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  3. Very touching, Victor. I remember a priest preaching in his homily that before you love you neighbour as yourself, you need to love YOURSELF. Throught the Grace of God, I did learn to do that.

    I never forgot that :-)

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    1. You're so right Remedia. One of my Fr Ignatius stories makes that point. I'll try and find it.

      God bless you.

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  4. Beautiful article. And a good reminder. I do believe that we need to love ourselves in order to love our neighbor. Not easy. Not for me anyway.
    But, with God's grace, it is do-able.
    God bless!

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    1. That's right Colleen. Loving ourselves can sometimes be difficult.

      God bless.

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  5. Beautiful post, Victor. Thank you :)

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  6. Very inspiring post, Victor!

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    1. Thanx Sarah. I hope and pray you and yours are well.

      God bless.

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  7. Gosh, I was feeling a little unimportant but now that I've realised how important I am, I'm suddenly feeling very tired;-D

    It's a lovely post, Victor.

    God bless:-)

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    1. You are very important Vicky, as we all are in the eyes of God, and those who rely on us.

      God bless you and your family.

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  8. Thank you for this reminder!

    God Bless you ... and me!

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  9. God bless you always Michael. And me too, please ... thanx.

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