Mark 9:43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched

Opportunity cost defines the potential benefits one misses out on by choosing one alternative over the other. Thus, for every decision, there is a chance one might have missed something better or stand to gain something better. You can call it ‘the price every opportunity comes with’

Today, the reward on offer is eternal life and it literally costs an arm, a leg, and an eye, as the Gospel says.

Everything then does come at a price. For everything we receive, the price has been paid or has to be paid. We cannot expect to reap results and rewards without paying any price. The price for many of the things in life are however not paid for by hard currency, there are many ways for these transactions to be paid for. Perhaps, not with cash or with an arm and leg, but with obedience, patience, learning and humility.

The currency may be different, but the price has to be paid.


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