STOP AND THINK – It’s more important to build your eulogy rather than your resumé. (Paraphrased from David Brooks, New York Times columnist)
Brooks writes of two kinds of virtues: resumé virtues are oriented toward “accumulating power, wealth, and professional achievements.” Eulogy virtues are “the kinds of qualities that will be recalled at our funerals.” How do we want to be remembered? By our public persona (sometimes calculated) or our character, demonstrated by genuine qualities?
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)