Inspired by St. Paul’s words, in the book of Philippians chapter 3 verse 8: “More than that, I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ” – (The New American Bible), I embrace the challenge of subtraction.
So often, we seek constant additions, as much as a number of us hate mathematics. WE seek to add to our finances, using the expression of “the more the merrier.” Many seek to add to their family through procreation as is commanded by God’s words, and certainly there is nothing wrong with that once it is done in the proper relationship or sacrament of marriage.
Today, our generation constantly seeks to increase the many contact lists on Facebook and other social media, almost seeking a sense of popularity. As if numbers, additions and multiplications are supposed to be the strength of our existence – one might think we are saying that, without having a lot, we have nothing. Continue reading