The topic I chose for today’s meeting is not a puny word. For “great”, no matter what is the meaning of this word is different than “major”.
The “major” contains the element of comparison, judgment, and appreciation. It is my next station. It is my next achievement in my profession, in my personal life. It is the goal to which I direct all my productive forces. It is the driving force that makes me go a step further, take more substantial decisions, strive more, get better, achieve today what I did not succeed in doing yesterday.
Major is not the best, but the greatest. The good – better, includes an emotional judgment that contains the personal element. Unlike the great, the major, the largest only contains numerical distinction, which diminishes the possibility of misinterpretation due to emotional parameters. So the good – better is great, but great – major is safer, it is resistant to criticism and this is what Christ applied when judging his colleagues.
He measured the talents they had acquired with their own effort and their own capital and not how good people they were.