Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It is tempting...

It is tempting sometimes, or at least it seems so to me, to think of my work here on earth in rather large and grandiose ways. It may be that writers are the only ones who suffer from such a thing, but I am not sure it is so.

I like to think of my work in terms of building the kingdom and spreading the gospel. It is not a bad thing for us to step back and try to see how the labor of our hands and hearts and minds fits within the grand scheme of things. In fact, it is the proper thing to do.

But it is also right that we recognize that a goodly portion of the things we do that can seem mundane and ordinary are the very places we are likely to live out the gospel.

--Robert Benson, A Good Life: Benedict’s Guide to Everyday Joy, p. 67

Tricia’s Thoughts:
Practice what you preach. Live what you write. Do what you say. Only then will the world believe our words on the written page.


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Not only will the world believe our written words, but our very life's profession. We don't have to write, or even tell, what we believe. Christians seem to exude their love for the Lord, mainly by their love for those in the world. In fact, it might be best to keep our mouths shut and our pens still until we can honestly see God's love lived out in our lives.

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