Gaining and Losing

If you get everything you want, you miss something you need. (Craig Groeschel, pastor)

American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson put it this way, “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” Life could be viewed as a series of gains and losses. Every gain has a cost in time, effort, money, or some intangible factor. Count the cost of what you want; be sure it is something you need.

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? (Luke 9:25)