Past glories that no one else remembers

I know of a man who was once voted captain and most improved player on the school basketball team. The proudest moment of his life was the day when, in front of the entire student body, he was presented with two trophies, one for each award. He kept those two tiny trophies for over thirty years. Then, a few years ago he returned to his old school for a class reunion, only to find that the two plaques commemorating those successes mistakenly recorded the name of one of his team-mates. It made him reflect on the emptiness of living your life on some past moment of glory that no one else remembers. It also made him think that when it comes to hopes of glory, it’s better to pin your hopes on the words of Jesus who said, ‘God, who sees what is done in secret, is the one who shall reward you openly.’

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