Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Midweek Meditation: "What If We Really Get What We Want"

Oscar Wilde once wrote, "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."

Both statements point to the same thing. What we want is not necessarily what is best for us. Have we ever thought about the treasures we seek on this earth? Is it worth it to devote all your time just to get that object of your affection? Is it your priority to run after these things? Once we get that first million dollars, or that coveted prize, or the highest accolades for that particular sector, what next?

Judas Iscariot is one person who gets what he wants, money at the expense of betraying Jesus. The very money he gets becomes the very thing he does not want, throwing the very money away when he realizes his folly. It's too late for Judas. It's too late for regrets.

What about us? Are we chasing after an illusive dream that once we get it, we do not want it? Here is an old favourite song of mine. Ponder over the words.


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