A True Saint
In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game.
Can one be in 300 years what they are not now? Can someone be now and still be in 300 years?
The view of the future is tainted and deceptive; framed with ‘I Wish’ – ‘It’ll/That’ll be nice’ – and ‘Oneday’. All nailed to the wall by Shoulda-Coulda-Woulda. I’m squinting towards the future living in yesterday. My present quickly fading; was it ever really here?
Where’s this man of the future? To me, is he near?
Is the man I am, the man I shall be? Is the man I shall be, the man I am now?
If I’m ever to be, there must be a now; Cause how can one attain without reaching somehow?
But is seeking to be…Vanity?
I must be the man, that man; him who stands erect. The man that knows it’s not about me; it’s really all about them. Mistakes and all, this one thing is true. I’m molded and fashioned and shapely too. I am him just look up and see. Elevate your thinking and be. Yes me! Be!
I’m talking to you, Man of Great Stature. Even if, with storms and seasons did bend. You did not break though. You’re yet still here. Lift up your countenance and…Where’s your grin? The man to be is the man within, that is. The man God created, now saint once sinner.
Who there is true and worthy among you? We’ve lived contrived lives and look for our statue. But ‘lived’ and ‘contrived’ are words of the past. My right now decisions make me free, at last.
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
What does all of this have to do with a New Millionaire’s Mindset?
The richness of the Kingdom – Kingdom of God/Heaven – is Love.
What greater LEGACY to leave than that of showing those with and coming up behind you, even if they never knew you or ever will, that love is Saintly. We don’t do to acquire a name because then one’s vain. But in so doing, one can acquire a name that’s associated with one’s deeds; cause after all, one’s known for what they do and That actually names you.
So loving yourself is key and crucial. We’ve all made mistakes (regarding family, friends, finances and more). Moving beyond your past is capable when you love you and loving you enables and increases an upright stature.