The Gambler

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Here goes the last push of the my time in the Archdiocese. I do have to say that it will be really hard for me to leave because of all the contacts and good friends I’ve made. My eyes water just to the thought of leaving (who put these onions here?)

Just as I was going to write about the upcoming weeks a song came up and the lyrics made so much sense. Now, I know that many of you know this song by Kenny Rogers, The Gambler, but I’m going to dig a bit in some of the lyrics. I know what I’m about to say isn’t exactly fitting with the rest of the song but eh, it’s what caught my attention.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.tumblr_n55uadyo951qge9f4o1_1280

This reminds me of God’s will and how sometimes (often) we try to do our own will.

Ego, in my opinion stands for Edging God Out as when we think about ourselves we completely forget about God. This line reminds me of the spirit of discernment. We have to know when to pursue something, when to put it on
the back burner and when to stop. If it’s meant to be God will bring it up again. Know when to run.  Run when you know it’s not God’s will as it will only cause disaster.

Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin’ is knowin’ what to throw away and knowin’ what to keep. ‘Cause every hand’s a winner and every hand’s a loser.

Knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep. If you have a friends that always complains and keeps talking about themselves and you can never share what is on your mind. Is that a throw away or a keep?

Every situation is very different I’m sure there’s more to it but every hand is a winner and every hand is a loser. What we do with the situation is what matters. Maybe this person is searching for acceptance and the only they feel accepted is by talking about themselves? Maybe this person lost their mother in a terrible car accident and needs someone to listen to them? It’s up to us to decided if we want the hand to be a winner or a loser.  It’s up to us if we want to fight for it or leave it but we all know that whether we fight or flight something will happen whether it’s positive or negative.

Now I know there’s much more to this song but I’m going to leave it there.

As Kenny Rogers once said

Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

I hope you have a great week 🙂

My Catholic Living

 

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