Integrity Moments - February 2, 2017

 

Groundhog Day Revisited

One movie I’ve enjoyed multiple times is “Groundhog Day.” Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, is a mean-spirited, egocentric reporter who’s been forced to cover the annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Pennsylvania.

Caught in a time-loop, Connors has to relive Groundhog Day over and over again. At first, he exploits his knowledge of what will happen for personal gain.

Eventually, however, Connors begins to see the ugliness of his selfishness, and realizes the folly of his ways. Later, Connors finds joy befriending everyone in his path with selfless acts.

The psalmist writes in Psalm 119:36, “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.”

It’s easy to go through our work day selfishly. How might your day be lived differently if you had to relive it over again?

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