Your One Thing

In City Slickers, Curly (Jack Palance) asks Mitch (Billy Crystal) if he knows the secret of life. He then raises one finger and says: “This.” Mitch replies cluelessly: Your finger? Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean s–t. Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?” Curly smiles and says, That’s what *you* have to find out.

Here are a few not-so-random thoughts on the one thing.

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things (food, shelter, clothing) will be added to you.” Jesus.

“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” The Dalai Lama.

For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” The Apostle Paul. For me to live is MONEY, and to die is to leave it all behind. For me to live is FAME, and to die is to be forgotten. For me to live is Power, and to die is to lose it all. For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Warren Wiersbe.

Psalm 27:4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.


 

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  1. ST 060811 | Dick Staub on June 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    […] In City Slickers, Curly (Jack Palance) asks Mitch (Billy Crystal) if he knows the secret of life. He then raises one finger and says: “This.” Read More. […]

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