-Steven Pinker: 'Preciousness and Finiteness'
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. Luke 16:1
This is the eleventh in a series of posts in a book I read on my recent trip to the Philippines. It contains leadership insights from the most victorious team in sports history (winning percentage = 86% as of the writing of the book): The All Blacks, The New Zealand National Rugby Union Team.
“Wisdom consists of appreciating the preciousness and finiteness of our own existence, and therefore not squandering it.”
Steven Pinker as quoted by James Kerr in Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business of Life (London: Constable, 2013) 139.
Jenni and I arrived safely home. My next trip is not until 1 July so I have a few days for writing, preparing upcoming talks, prayer, fasting, and rest.
I also hope to see Sammy and Emily as well as Sophie and Peter over meals to see how they relationships are deepening and how their full-time work is going.
Why do I maintain such a disciplined schedule? Every day is precious and I have a finite number of them. I want to live each day as a gift to God.
Today’s Scripture reveals that God watches our stewardship. The master asks the squandering steward to give an account. Would you be ready?
Today wraps up ten years of daily meditations for me. Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the first post. The “preciousness and finiteness” of life drives me.
If you want to make every day count, just focus one day at a time on the preciousness and finiteness of life.
You will live with purpose and be ready to give an account.
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