Friday, May 25, 2012

Measuring Success

Sometimes I think in today's world we have lost sight of the individual person. It is all about the numbers - how many followers do you have? How many Facebook friends? How many people subscribe to your blog? No matter what business you are in, you need to have a "platform" and people paying attention.It is how we are told to measure success and our influence on the world.

Today's Living Faith reflection by Sr. Melannie Svoboda speaks to that phenomenon:

A certain parish sponsored an evening affair. But only a handful of people showed up. The woman in charge of the program was very disappointed. She complained about the poor attendance to the pastor. "Joan," he said to her, "Jesus said, 'Feed my sheep.' He didn't say, 'Count them.'"

That is an important reminder for all of us. One person matters. If we touch one life, make one person's day a bit brighter, help one person with a problem or offer a word of encouragement, it matters. What can you do to make one person's life better today?

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