Happy New Coptic Year to you all…
New beginnings always remind us with basic principles we used to live with and give us opportunity to re-evaluate our goals, the way of living and the path we are walking in…
It’s time to think what is the number 1 goal in my life? What do I want to achieve this year and what is my dominant life principle!!!
For someone, it could be fun, money, comfort, fame, success, love….. Let’s analyse it then. If it is fun, I would do whatever it takes to maximize the fun time. If it’s money, I would save pennies and enjoy free stuff. If it’s comfort, I would watch TV and never go out of my comfort zone. If it’s fame, I would like to be the centre of attention – self centred – and never care of anyone but me. If it’s success, I would sell anything or anyone for that feeling, would step on anyone’s toes jumping on the shoulders of all to be successful. If it’s love, I would open my heart and evaluate all my deeds and thoughts to make sure that they are done with love. “Let all that you do, be done with love” 1 Cor. 16:14
The question is what is compelling me?! The driver of all actions: studying, working, travelling, getting married, making friends, socializing, going through tribulations, buying or selling, dealing with others especially difficult people!!! I believe that we are here on earth to learn that lesson of Love fulfilling the greatest commandments to love God and to love one another.
I truly wish that we all choose Love as a dominant life principle… Have a wonderful New Love Life.
Fr. Daniel Bessada