Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Full scratch!

Suppose you got a special lottery ticket that had a special property...

A lotto ticket that it was a guaranteed winner, and each scratch off earned you more winnings! Would you be content to scratch only one box, and only win $1? why stop there, when you know that the second will give you $4, the third $100, the fourth, $10,000, etc, up to unimaginable wealth? But, we all know, there are no tickets like that. Or are there?

What is worth far more than unimaginable wealth, if not eternal life and the eternal beatitude of heaven? And this ticket is not only available to all, but doesn't even have to be paid for by you because the Giver has already done so?

Yet, why do so many approach this great gift, as though absolutely the minimum is all that they desire? CS Lewis recommended 'enlightened greed,' so go for it, scratch a few more off on the holy road to God who has promised the reward of merit to those who love Him!

1 comment:

  1. That's exactly how I feel about my journey in the Catholic faith; I keep opening another door once I have learned something and its rather like a rose unfolding to a flower in full bloom; much nicer than a lottery ticket!