I know the old adage that says you should always pick quality over quantity. Today I learned that lesson the hard way as a shoddy dress I wore to work ripped not even halfway through the day. I had to go out and get another dress to finish out the workday.
I’ve had a few of these “wardrobe malfunctions,” as I call them, most likely because when purchasing clothes, I examine the price tag over the quality of the workmanship that is in the clothing. I think the same can be said for all areas of life. We always have to make sacrifices in our decisions.
Those decisions go into the seemingly small choices like: do we go for the healthy option for lunch, or the unhealthy one that we may crave?; as well as the larger choices that we make in life, like: Do we try to beat our addiction or let it overtake us? There are countless examples of large and small decisions that we make each and every day.
The same can be said for our faith life. Do we take the time to pray, or do we put it off to do other things in our life? Do we take the time each Sunday to go to Mass, or do we make excuses to skip it?
I know for myself that I have a lot of work to do when it comes to making the healthy decisions, especially when it comes to making decisions in regards to my relationship with God. Sometimes its easy to make excuses for the things that are good for us—the choices that will give us a quality life—because we are focused on something else.
Have there been times when you had to struggle with a decision and sacrifice one thing for another? Please share as it may help other readers.