The content of my weekly blogs is drawn primarily from ancient Hebrew wisdom literature, while the 2020 format was inspired by James Clear’s “3-2-1” Thursdays. Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each week you will receive One Pillar/Proverb, One Principle and One Practical.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”-Jesus Christ, in the days before his crucifixion.
Is there a better time than Good Friday or Resurrection Sunday to reflect on the selfless sacrifice of one person for the sake of others? It almost seems as though the arrival of the 2020 Easter weekend from April 10-12, could not have been more opportune. With over 1.5 million persons having been infected globally with the coronavirus, we have not stopped hearing of the amazing stories of persons literally risking their lives to save others, and these heroes have come from all walks of life.
The global Christian community is using this weekend to reflect on their own Hero, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who came to earth and offered his life so that you and me, flawed and broken as we are, can have our sins forgiven. Though we did not deserve this amazing act of self-sacrifice, he actually treated us, not as enemies, but as friends.
My practical challenge is similar to the last one I gave: whether or not you serve Jesus as your Lord, imitate his heart and spirit by making a sacrifice for someone who can really do with some help during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Respect your national laws in the process.
To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.