„Do your best! – Commit yourself completely and with joy!”
Scripture: (1 Cor 9, 24)
“Do you not see that in a running competition all take part, but only one gets the reward? So let your minds be fixed on the reward.”
Only a few days left, then begins in Russia, the Soccer World Cup! 32 teams have qualified for it. Now it’s about the final round and everyone will do their best. But in the end, only one team will win the trophy. All others will be eliminated before. But that does not make them losers. On the contrary! The crucial thing is to give everything, above all: to put yourself in the service of the team. Whoever succeeds in this, may well be the winner, even if the game is lost. So it takes both: to work with all our strength for the common success, but also to accept with serenity, when others end up victorious. And what counts for the sport, proves itself in all other areas of life. You can even make a little prayer out of it. Try it!
God, give me the courage to change things that I can change.
God, give me the serenity to accept things that I can not change.
And give me the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.