The whole homily today was a good reminder: don’t rest on your success, or what you think is your success. You can always strive to do better at what’s really important: being faithful to the Will of God–letting God be your Shepherd.
I remembered a phrase my dad used to say when he was fed up with doing something that wouldn’t come out exactly right: “Good enough is good enough.” That’s one thing when you are painting a wall, washing a window or baking a pie. Total perfection is perhaps not very necessary there. But when you are serving God, serving others–does God deserve any less than your best effort?