Thought for the Day – Epitaph of Alexander the Great

A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.”– Epitaph of Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, is said to have conquered much of the ancient world by the ripe old age of 33. Yet, for all of his conquests, he could take none of the spoils with him. It’s the same with our conquests too. When the game of life is over, all we are goes back into the box. All of our worry and striving will cease. There will be no more occasions to say “I love you” or to invest in someone’s life. Indeed, life is too short to waste on ourself. As the apostle Paul reminds us, “We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” (1 Tim 6:7).

Your thoughts? How might your striving be affecting an investment you could make in others?

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