Monday, October 24, 2011

A Thought

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” Mother Teresa

This is part of an evaluation the Church as a whole – and each individual church – must undergo in evaluating the things it does. Whether it is music in worship, potlucks, or anything in between, each work as a ministry of the church must be evaluated according to what we intend to accomplish. Do we do it (whatever “it” is) because we’ve “always done it”? Do we do it because we don’t mind it so much? Do we do it because we enjoy doing it? Or do we earnestly do what we do with the greatest anticipation that what we do will be pleasing in the Lord’s own sight?

Maybe today we can deny a next step until we can honestly evaluate whether that step will reveal the glory of the Lord to our neighbor – or if the steps we may choose are even necessary in the first place.

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