We can’t say no to something good unless we’re saying yes to something even better. (Rachel Gilson, counselor of college students)

Years ago the Sears Roebuck catalogs included page after page of goods to choose from. Its unique format offered merchandise by quality: good, better, best. In terms of quality of product, you get what you pay for. Gilson reminds us that it is sometimes wise to reject something good in order to take what is better—even to reach for the very best.

Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. . . . Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (Proverbs 16:32; 15:16)