Are we choosing greatness or are we content with mediocrity?
What are we teaching our children when we give them graduation ceremonies at the end of their kindergarten year?
What, really, are we celebrating?
What are we teaching our youth when we give them all trophies for participating in a game or a science fair? What, really, are we rewarding?
What are we teaching the students who neglect their homework and fail tests but are passed to the next grade level so that no student is left behind? Or when parents beg teachers to give students better marks in order to protect their self-esteem? Or when the fear of giving unequal treatment ignores one person’s extra efforts while raising up someone who has done little?
We are teaching mediocrity.
God loves all persons equally. But he answers prayers and changes the world through those who refuse to be satisfied with mediocrity. In what ways are you resilient, hard-working and willing to strive for continuous improvement? Greatness — being the best that God designed you to be — is how you are very useful for the kingdom of God.
© 2014 by Terry A. Modica