If you juggle with too many balls, sooner or later you are bound to drop some or all of them. It not a big problem to most of the balls, but there are a few key balls you cannot drop. This video captures the idea very well.
We know very well which the balls are that can endanger the ones that must be kept intact. This list could go on and on, but here are a few other examples not mentioned in the clip.
- Just surfing the web
- Hanging out with friends
- Being up-to-date with the latest technology
- Golf, soccer and other hobbies
- Being up-to-minute with breaking news
- Making sure there is cold beer in the fridge
They are good and necessary too (in fact, someone might argue that it is the No. 1 challenge facing fathers today), they must be used well to keep the right balance in life.
There is another category not mentioned in the video: it’s the “Must drop this!” They are all the sinful acts we do and habits we have, the most common ones being lazy and selfish. Imagine, if all Catholics had our priorities right and we dropped all our bad balls, made sure that our “God” and “neighbor” balls are always safe, and juggled with all the other balls when there is time and need for it, we would really be like leaven in the dough, and what a difference we could make. This must start at home with me, and it must start today!