Many are involved, but few are committed. Observing a family enjoying ham and eggs for breakfast, a chicken asked a pig: “Don’t you just feel good to know that we’re making a contribution to the joy and wellbeing of humanity?” The pig responded pensively: “For you it’s a contribution, but for me it’s total commitment.” The chicken is “involved”—it lays its eggs and resumes normal activities. The pig is “totally committed”—it must be slaughtered to make ham. Do you merely contribute or truly sacrifice? Jesus explains that total commitment requires total devotion, sacrifice, and self-denial (Luke 14: 26, 27, 33). Don’t just be involved in a relationship, organization, or cause, be committed! —Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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