A book of prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus
High Stakes and "a Sucker's Choice!"
Be Mindful Of Your Words And Choices, Particularly When Eternity Is Involved!
The book “Crucial Conversations” describes a “crucial conversation” as “a discussion between two or more parties where: (1) stakes are high; (2) opinions vary; (3) emotions run strong;” and (4) the outcome greatly impacts their lives. Three ways of handling crucial conversations are: a) avoid them, b) face them and handle them poorly; or c) face them and handle them well.
The book further talks about situations where an ultimatum is given like the use of “either/or” in the discussion calling it “a Sucker’s Choice.”
Well I can think of no other more “critical conversation” than the God conversation and the thoughts of the afterlife where: 1) stakes are high; (2) opinions vary; (3) emotions run strong; and (4) the outcome greatly impacts our lives. And when we have this God conversation and discussion of the afterlife there are three ways of handling these crucial conversations: a) avoid them, b) face them and handle them poorly; or c) face them and handle them well.
Now be careful who you are talking to and don’t make a Sucker’s Choice. Rather, go right to the source and have the crucial conversation with God and when you do, don’t be asking Him to prove himself with an “either/or” consequence.
Remember, if you avoid the conversation or you handle it poorly and you are wrong, you could be eternally wrong!
Talk about a High Stakes outcome!!!!!