HALLMARK THEOLOGY: Choose to be a Winner

[When I was in college seminary, we students sometimes made snide comments about “Hallmark Theology,” which was something easy to understand, syruppy sweet, memorable, and small enough to fit on a greeting card. Now that I am older, wiser, and a lot less cynical, I actually enjoy some hallmark theology. Of course, as with choosing greeting cards, time and care are needed in the selection process.

This is yet another nice thought by Anonymous who is sometimes referred to by his first and middle names — Author Unknown. Since we don’t know who wrote it, the message gets all our focus. And, as always, what means nothing to one might speak volumes to another.]

When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault”

A winner works harder than a loser and has more time
A loser is always “Too busy” to do what is necessary

A winner goes through a problem
A loser goes around it, and never gets pass it

A winner makes commitments
A loser makes promises

A winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as i ought to be”
A loser says, “I am not as bad as a lot of other people”

A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something from them
A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find chinks in their armour

A winner feels responsible for more than his job
A loser says, “I only work here”

A winner says, “There ought to be a better way to do it”
A loser says, “That’s the way it’s always been done here”

A winner says, “With God, all things are possible.”
A loser says, “God, why don’t you do something?”

[Heartlight provides positive resources for daily Christian Living.   LINK TO HEARTLIGHT: http://www.heartlight.org%5D


About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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