Ambition's Higher Aim

"It is right to have as one's ambition the high aim of serving God acceptably"

It is not wrong to be ambitious; in fact, ambition plays an important part in the lives of most of us. It sets the goal where we believe we shall find happiness. Thus an understanding of what constitutes true happiness not only will clarify our aim but will protect us from expending effort to attain objects which bring nothing but added care. The writer of Ecclesiastes typified the experience of many of us when, after striving for satisfaction in matter, he said of his withered hopes (4:6), "Better is a handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit."

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Beauty Is Indestructible
March 14, 1964

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