Sunday, 8 April 2012
On what I celebrate as Resurrection Sunday, I want to greet you all with best wishes for time with family and friends. After counting up the cost of my extensive travelling last year, my wife Jana and I decided that I would not return home every single weekend. That had been my routine for years; whether it meant flying home on a Friday night, or driving through the night for up to 14 hours to return to the nest. This year, I’m sacrificing some of my home-time in order to spend-less money and reduce family debt.
I am reminded that all of the hard work we put into our jobs, our stores and our industry, it’s a sacrifice with a purpose. That’s why us Christians celebrate Easter. Not for the sacrifice itself, but for the grand purpose it achieved for us.
Some of you are building a strong business for the next generation, some of you want a healthy business that will attract a generous buyer, and others are just focused on bringing home the bread. All of our work has a purpose. When the “rubber meets the chicken”, there are family and friends standing behind us who wait for us to get home.
I hope you’re as grateful as I am today that although I enjoy great fulfillment in my business endeavors when I look around my church, my living room and around my dinner table tonight, I’ll be enjoying the company of those who matter the most.
Have a great Easter or Passover, or long weekend with those who matter most to you!