Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Pearl of Great Price and its Cost

Bania: ... You know Jerry, I was thinking. For our next meal, do you think we should come here ... or should we go someplace else? You know it has it's pros and cons. On the one hand, here, you're guaranteed a great meal. On the other hand --

Jerry: (Interrupting Bania) Yeah, yeah I know. This would be good, but it would be the same. But if we go some place else, it would be different, but it might not be as good. It's a gamble. I get it.

--The Secretary, Seinfeld, December 8, 1994

This column by Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI, ran in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, August 21, 2008. In it he explains why you can't have your cake and eat it, too.
Infinite desire limited by a finite choice, such is the nature of real life and love.

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