Being first


There’s a saying in my country that translates to “Be the first, even if it’s hell”. The saying is used to encourage ppl to be on time taking hell as an example: that the first comers or the earliest to enter can get the easy punishments while the worst punishments are reserved for the latecomers. I agree that ppl should strive to be on time.

BUT

As a christian my motto should be to “reach heaven, even as the last, even as the least, even if i’m crawling on hands and feet…”